Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and the Forest Department have been reportedly carrying out a survey at Kaiga project to locate the site for reactor number five and six, said sources.
The two new units coming up now at the station will have generating capacity of 700 MW each.
An area of 120 hectares of forest land had been cleared while establishing Kaiga Nuclear Power Station in 1989. Presently there are four units with a generating capacity of 235 MW each, covering an area of 60 hectares.
According to reports, the two new units may need nearly 70 hectares of space. It means the land required is 10 hectares more than the area already allotted. Obviously, that part of the forest needs to be cleared. Thus, the survey is being done to allocate suitable land, it is said.