`Open civil re­ac­tors to scru­tiny'

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On March 11, au­thor­i­ties at the Kakra­par Atomic Power Sta­tion ( KAPS) in south­ern Gu­jarat closed down one of its units as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure af­ter leak­age in its pri­mary heat trans­port sys­tem. Down To Earth speaks to Kumar Sun­daram, a Re­search Con­sul­tant with the Coali­tion for Nu­clear Dis­ar­ma­ment and Peace, about Kakra­par and nu­clear power in In­dia. Ac­cord­ing to Sun­daram, the Cen­tre must al­low civil­ian nu­clear re­ac­tors to be pub­licly scru­ti­nised as In­dia has signed the civil nu­clear deal with the US in 2006-07.

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