on June 26, 2013. Indian Council for regulation of nuclear energy (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)) began a detailed study of how the detected underwater volcano threatens the nuclear power plant at Kalpakkam, about 70 km from Chennai.
The confirmation of the presence of an underwater volcano was announced 5 weeks ago. At the moment, Geological survey of India (GSI) also conducts special studies of the status of the volcano, although the initial analysis showed no geological activity.
In addition to AERB and GSI, the research will join the national Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
All these institutions were appointed to study the possible threats and geological condition of the underwater volcano after Global Volcanism Program (GVP) of the Smithsonian Institute has released a document that States the volcano, located about 100-110 km from Centre for atomic research Indira Gandhi (IGSCAR), Kalpakkam.
According to GVP, U.S. government Agency located in Washington, studying active volcanoes and their eruptions during the last 10,000 years, reports the underwater eruption of the volcano on 20 January 1757 led to the formation of a new island.
However, studies of Indian scientists did not confirm the fact of the formation of a new island. In addition, AERB SGI added that seismic data and wells drilled in the area did not reveal the presence of volcanic rocks.
AERB continues to conduct research, while the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA) insists that countries should ensure the safety and population, if they built the reactors, not taking into account the presence of nearby volcanoes.