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Consenting of Nuclear and Radiation Facilities                       (NEFTF-HW) at NFC-Hyderabad complex to cater
                                                                     the future requirement of NPCIL for upcoming
The following Licences/Approvals/Clearances were                     PHWRs, PFBR core components & other
issued/renewed during the period:                                    requirements.

i) Licence for operation of Kudankulam Nuclear                 vi) Consent for siting of Solvent extraction Plant (SXP)
      Power Plant-1&2 and Authorization for radioactive              at HWP-Tuticorin was extended upto September 30,
      waste disposal/transfer, was extended upto July 31,            2025.
      2021.
                                                               vii) Based on the review and assessment of the safety
ii) Licence for operation of Rajasthan Atomic Power                  measures taken by Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant
      Station (RAPS) - 5&6 and Authorization for                     Unit- 3&4 project site in consequent to fatal accident,
      radioactive waste disposal/transfer, was extended              AERB issued permission for restart of land based
      upto March 31, 2025.                                           construction activities.

iii) Licence for operation of Heavy Water Plants (HWP)-        viii) 5,954 Licences were issued to radiation facilities
      Talcher was extended upto August 2025 for                      involved in medical, industrial and research activities.
      production of nuclear-power relevant products.

iv) Licence for operation of HWP-Manuguru was
      extended up to June 30, 2025.

v) Permission was given for setting up of New
      Extrusion and Fuel Tube Facility-Hot Working

2.0 Publication of Safety Documents

       The development and revision of Regulatory Safety Documents (REGDOCs) is a continual
process of AERB to keep itself updated in line with international recommendations and good
practices. Through this process, the existing regulatory documents are taken up for revision and
additional regulatory documents are also taken up for development.

       During the period, AERB published three Safety Guides and these were made available on the
AERB Website.

i) Safety Guide on ‘Design Basis Events for Water                     version). Specific attention has been given to
       Cooled Reactor Based NPPs’ (No. AERB/NPP-                      guidance on Post-Fukushima design up-gradations,
       WCR/D-5 (Rev.1)), is revised to extend its scope               and design extension conditions (DEC). Scope of the
       from PHWRs to Water Cooled Reactors (PHWR,                     safety guide is extended to include other types of
       PWR and BWR). It provides ‘Defence-in-Depth                    NPPs also apart from PHWRs and is made as a
       based and frequency informed’ guidelines for                   technology neutral document.
       identification, categorization and classification of
       postulated initiating events including multiple         iii) Safety Guide on ‘Accident Management Programme
       failures, along with typical lists of events to be             for Water Cooled Reactor Based NPPs’
       considered for safety analysis and design of the water         (No.AERB/NPP-WCR/SG/D-26), provides
       cooled reactors, as well as methodology of practical           guidance for development of accident management
       elimination of certain events/ conditions.                     programme including severe accident management
                                                                      guidelines. The safety guide covers the state-of-the-
ii) Safety Guide on ‘Design of Electrical Power Supply                art approaches adopted by international organizations
       Systems for NPPs’ (No. AERB/NPP/SG/D-11,                       based on the lessons learnt from Fukushima Accident,
       (Rev.1)) has been prepared to reflect the experience /          2011.
       feedback received since year 2002 (its earlier

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