Sri Lanka has established an “Early Warning System” to alert the country in case a nuclear disaster occurs in a neighboring country, which operate nuclear plants.
Accordingly, the Nuclear Energy Authority has taken steps to establish five early warning units across the country while another 3 more will be established in the near future.
Ministry of Power and Energy says, some of the units have been installed in naval bases located in the coastal areas of the country while another unit has been established near the Coal Power Plant in Norochcholai.
The rest will be installed in the Trincomalee Naval base, Galle Naval base and also the Central district of Kandy.
India’s Koodankulam Nuclear Power plant is the closest nuclear plant to Sri Lanka, which is located in the South of India.
The distance between the Indian plant and Sri Lanka is just 250 km’s.
Sri Lanka earlier expressed its concern over the plant which is expected to produce 1000 MW of electricity.
Koodankulam is expected to start operations during the month of September
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