US nuclear scientists to visit IGCAR

Chennai: A delegation of five scientists from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission are scheduled to visit two nuclear establishments in Tamil Nadu next week, Department of Atomic Energy sources said.

"Five scientists from US Nuclear Regulatory Commission including its Chairman Gregory B Jaczko will be visiting Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) and Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) (at Kalpakkam) between November 16 and 18," the sources said.

The team would also visit nuclear facilities in Mumbai– Tarapur Atomic Power Station and Bhaba Atomic Research centre. The visit is to exchange information and share experience on safety standards and regulations for the safe operation of nuclear power plants.