28 April 2011

Introduction from Wikipedia

Kalpakkam is a small township in Tamil Nadu, India, situated on the Coromandel Coast 70 kilometres south of Chennai. It is at a distance of around 55 km from Thiruvanmiyur. Kalpakkam is mostly famous for its nuclear plants and affiliated research installations. These include the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), one of India's nuclear power plants, and IGCAR, the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, an affiliate of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).This prestigious project is being engineered by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Larsen and Toubro Limited, Tata Consulting Engineers among the others.
Due to increasing congestion in Kalpakkam arising from the need to accommodate more employees, a new township of Anupuram/Amaipakkam, situated at a distance of 8 km from Kalpakkam, was inaugurated in 1998.
The tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake generated widespread damage and resulted in a number of deaths (50) at Kalpakkam. There is a tsunami memorial built in the township in memory of those who lost their lives.

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