Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) With off-site emergency exercise programme planned for Septemeber 27 at Kalpakkam where several nuclear power facilities are located, the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) on Friday held a training programme for Kancheepuram district administration officials, said an official.
Several units under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) have various facilities at Kalpakkam like the MAPS, the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (under construction) and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).
As per regulatory requirements, off-site emergency exercise should be conducted at this centre once in two years as a part of its emergency preparedness plan.
As part of this exercise, a training programme is organised for District officials to familiarise them with nuclear emergency preparedness arrangements.
Around 200 district officials are expected to undergo this training conducted over the next ten days.