New Delhi: India's nuclear regulator on Friday said the Kudankulam nuclear plant was "very well protected" but it had recommended additional safety features, including one to tackle instances of a prolonged loss of power.
   
"The Kudankulam nuclear power plant is very well protected from a possible tsunami. It is very safe," S S Bajaj, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said.
   
He said the AERB had undertaken a thorough review of safety measures at Kudankulam as part of its assessment of nuclear plants across the country in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
   
"We have made some additional recommendations with regard to storage of water for emergency cooling and to handle situations of prolonged loss of power," Bajaj said.
   
However, he said, these recommendations were part of a safety review carried out after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
   
The AERB had found that Kudankulam nuclear plant incorporates engineering safety features for catering to beyond design basis accidents.
   
These measures are passive heat removal system, additional system for core passive flooding, annulus passive filtering systems and system for retaining and cooling of molten core.
    
NPCIL officials said they have accepted the recommendations made by the regulator.

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