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India's protest-hit nuclear plant to generate power: Reports

Published on Jul 14, 2013 3:53 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's largest nuclear plant, dogged by violent protests and multiple delays, has commenced operations to start generating electricity, reports said on Sunday.

The Kudankulam nuclear plant project on India's southern coast attained "criticality" - the point when a nuclear chain reaction becomes self-sustaining - late Saturday, according to the Times of India.

Electricity from the nuclear plant will be supplied to four southern states and the biggest beneficiary will be Tamil Nadu state, where the plant is located, the Hindu Business Line reported.

Officials from the nation's Atomic Energy Commission could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

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