New Delhi. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) granted license for regular operation of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Unit-1 (KKNPP-1) which is valid for five years.

AERB has carried out extensive review of the safety aspects of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit-1, including siting, design, construction, commissioning and power operation. The safety reviews carried out by AERB followed a multi-tier review process, which was done over several years. The reviews were carried out considering the safety requirements specified by AERB which are consistent with current international safety requirements including those stipulated by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Thus, KKNPP satisfies the requirements specified by AERB as well as the current international standards.