KALPAKKAM

  • TN: CISF personnel at Kalpakkam atomic plant fires at colleagues, kills 3 October 8, 2014

    Kalpakkam: In what could be a case of fratricide a 40-year-old CISF Head Constable fired at five of his colleagues at the Kalpakkam Atomic Power Plant in Tamil Nadu Out of five shot, three were reported dead on the spot while other two are injured and taken to hospital. Although no...
  • Tamil Nadu: CISF personnel shoots three colleagues dead October 8, 2014

    Kalpakkam: In a tragic incident, a personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force fired indiscriminately at five of his colleagues at Tamil Nadu's Kalpakkam on Tuesday morning. While three of them succumbed to their injuries, the two others are undergoing treatment. Head Constable Vijay Prathap Singh allegedly opened fire from a 9mm...
  • TN: Work begins on metallic fuel reactor at Kalpakkam November 12, 2012

    Chennai: Initial steps for the construction of another fastbreeder 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 1011 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...