SCIENCE AND WEAPONS DAILY REVIEW - INDIA: NUCLEAR SAFETY PROBLEMS AT TARAPUR PO

Created: 4/27/1982

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plant has been sufferinghortage of problems with us export of enriched uranium, the United States supplied slightly enriched the form of uranium hexafluorids, that was into fuel In India. These exports have been of the US NonprolIteration Act tall-scope nuclear safeguards

The operation and safety of the reactor Is degraded by the lack of another lte* requested by the Indians and currently pending USIn-core neutron monitors. These devices are needed for Monitoring the reactor core during start-up andecessary safety feature. The reactor vender already has expressed concern about operating the reactor without these monitors. Notwithstanding these concerns, responsibility for safe operation of the reactor rests with the Indians. However* should there be an accidentesult of the

fault. Such alTTgatTons already have been_aa

tlper reaardinq the monitor*-

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