Kalpakkam

  • TN: Work begins on metallic fuel reactor at Kalpakkam November 12, 2012

    Chennai: Initial steps for the construction of another fast-breeder test reactor powered by metallic fuel at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) complex at Kalpakkam has begun, a senior official said on Monday. "The government had initially sanctioned Rs 25 crore for the 120 MW metallic fuel test reactor...
  • Dormant undersea volcano near Kalpakkam atomic plant? September 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Even as massive protests have stalled the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant, activists have now raised concerns over the safety of another nuclear site in Tamil Nadu. The activists claim that there is documentary evidence that the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) in Kalpakkam near Chennai sits near...
  • Chennai atomic power station to generate 340 MW August 23, 2012

    Chennai: One of the two atomic reactors at the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam, belonging to the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd, will start feeding power to the grid from Wednesday night, said an official. "The first unit will start generating power between 10-11 pm tonight (Wednesday). Initially...
  • Nuclear reactors not affected by cyclone 'Thane' December 30, 2011

    Chennai: It was business as usual at the Kalpakkam atomic power plants, around 80 km from Chennai, even as cyclone Thane lashed the coastal districts affecting normal life on Friday. The two power plants of Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) located on the Kalpakkam coast were generating power as usual, though...
  • No abnormal radioactivity around Kalpakkam: Kakodkar August 3, 2009

    Kalpakkam: The Atomic Energy Commission on Sunday dismissed as "absolutely untrue", the media reports of increase in radioactivity level in and around the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research in Kalpakkam. "There are strict regulations in terms of radiation levels as well as the release of the radioactivity. We maintain Environment...