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Time to Set Up Safe Storage Facility at Kudankulam Plant Extended Till April 2022

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Safe Storage Facility at Kudankulam Plant

On Monday, Supreme Court has ordered the NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd) to set up a facility for safe accommodation of radioactive spent nuclear fuel at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant by April 2022. The apex court, which had earlier granted time till May 30 this year for the setting of the safe storage facility, extended the time for the NPCIL to set up the Away From Reactor Facility for the safe storage of radioactive spent nuclear fuel.

Time to Set Up Safe Storage Facility at Kudankulam Plant Extended Till April 2022

Time to Set Up Safe Storage Facility at Kudankulam Plant Extended Till April 2022

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices D Y Chandrachud and A M Khanwilkar considered the submission of Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General appearing for the organization, that the deadline for setting up of the safe storage facility be extended till April 30, 2022. They also made it clear that no further extension of time will be granted to the corporation to set up the AFR (Away From Reactor) facility.

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