Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

  • Kudankulam nuclear plant attains full capacity of 1,000 MWe of power June 7, 2014

    Chennai: Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) on Saturday attained its full generation capacity and became the first nuclear plant in the country to generate 1,000 MWe of power, its Site Director RS Sundar said. "At 13.20 hours today, Unit I of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant started generating its full capacity of...
  • SC asks Centre to respond on safety measures at Kudankulam February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on implementation of safety guidelines issued by it for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan asked the authorities to file report within three weeks on a...
  • TN: Politics over power crisis, common man suffers December 3, 2013

    Chennai: Long power cuts on a daily basis have become common in Chennai and adjoining areas in Tamil Nadu. As the common man suffers, the issue now assuming the platform on which state parties are playing power politics. The powerful are turning Tamil Nadu's powerless situation into a power struggle....
  • Case against Udayakumar, others over blast near Kudankulam plant November 27, 2013

    Chennai: The police have filed a case against anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar and others in connection with Tuesday night's explosion at Idinthakarai in Tamil Nadu, near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. Six people were killed and two injured when a country-made bomb exploded on Tuesday night in a coastal village...
  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant safe: DAE official November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is safe and functioning normally, a senior official of the Department of Atomic Energy said shortly after a country-made bomb exploded near the facility. "The plant is running fine and is safe", the official said when asked about the explosion at...
  • Kudankulam plant unit 1 synchronised with southern power grid October 22, 2013

    Chennai: The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was on Tuesday synchronised with the southern power grid, marking a major milestone in power generation of the ambitious Indo-Russian nuclear collaboration in Tamil Nadu. "The synchronisation of Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was done at 2:45 am....
  • PM to meet Putin today, Kudankulam agreement unlikely to be signed October 21, 2013

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reached Moscow for his state visit to Russia. His talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin will focus on defence, trade and nuclear cooperation. Civil nuclear liability issues though are a sticking point, with government sources saying it's unlikely an agreement will be signed on acquiring...
  • Protests over Kudankulam Plant reach Thiruvananthapuram July 16, 2013

    Protests over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant have reached Thiruvananthapuram after the reactor attained criticality. The fishermen have also gathered to express their solidarity for the protests. ...
  • TN: Kudankulam nuclear power plant to attain criticality by midnight July 13, 2013

    Tirunelveli: The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will attain criticality by midnight on Saturday, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman SK Sinha announced in Tirunelveli. Talking to newsmen, Sinha, flanked by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Chairman KC Purohit and Executive Director, NPCIL, Nageswara Rao, said four operators were monitoring the "Boron dilution...
  • 'Kudankulam plant is almost ready to begin functioning' May 7, 2013

    Chennai: The first unit of the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), is almost ready for beginning the fission process, said a top official of the country's atomic regulator. "As of now, the test reports and the results submitted by...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Plant decision now lies with the regulator May 6, 2013

    Chennai: With the apex court giving its nod Monday for the first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), it is now for the regulatory board to give its sanction to operationalise it, an official said. The ball is now in the court of the Atomic Energy...
  • SC approves commissioning of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given a go ahead to the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. The court has observed that the plant has been set up for the welfare and sustainable growth of the people. The apex court verdict came on a plea seeking halt to...
  • SC to decide the fate of Kudankulam nuclear power plant today May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Kudankulam nuclear reactor, sources confirm that the reactor has been fully loaded and tests are presently underway. The reactor is expected to start functioning sometime in May, but full production of 1,000 megawatts will take between six to eight months...
  • SC to decide fate of Kudankulam n-project on Monday May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday is expected to pronounce its verdict on a plea seeking halt to the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant till the implementation of key additional safety measures suggested after an n-accident in Japan. The petitioner, Chennai-based IT professional G Sunderrajan, wants the government...
  • Defective valves found in Kudankulam pre-commissioning tests April 20, 2013

    Mumbai: India's nuclear regulator ordered replacement of four defective valves of the system that cools the reactor of Kudankulam nuclear power plant after the problem was detected during ongoing pre-commissioning tests. The defect in the components of the four valves--there are thousands of such devices in a nuclear reactor--was found...
  • Lack of fuel reason for power shortage: Electricity Authority March 31, 2013

    Hyderabad: Shortage of fuel - both gas and coal - was the only reason for the growing electricity scarcity in the country, particularly in the south, Central Electricity Authority Chairman AS Bakshi said in Hyderabad on Saturday. "Coal shortage will continue for at least 3-4 years though...
  • India irked by false Lankan media reports on Kudankulam March 7, 2013

    Colombo: India on Wednesday dismissed as "totally baseless" Sri Lankan media reports on alleged radiation leaks at Kudankulam nuclear power station in Tamil Nadu. "It is reiterated that these reports are totally baseless and that there has been no radiation leak at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant", an Indian High Commission...
  • Full text: President Pranab Mukherjee's speech in Parliament February 21, 2013

    The Budget Session of Parliament has formally begun with President Pranab Mukherjee's address in which he laid out the government's agenda in the forthcoming session. Pranab Mukherjee spoke on issues including safety of women, economic slowdown, inflation and also laid stress on cross-border relations. Following is the full text of...
  • 'Kudankulam could be commissioned in few days' February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The first 1,000 MW unit of the much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear power project (KNPP) could be commissioned in the next few days and every step is being taken to ensure safety, a senior official said. "We are reaching there. It is a matter of days now," Ravi Bhushan Grover, Principal...
  • KNPP commissioning put off to new year December 13, 2012

    Chennai: Controversy-embroiled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project will once again miss the target as the time frame of commissioning of the first unit has now been revised to the new year. Commercial operation of the 1,000 MW first unit, where 99.65 per cent of the physical progress has been completed, is...
  • Kerala to get 266 MW power from Kudankulam plant December 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will get 266 MW power from Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu when the power plant is commissioned to its full capacity of 2x1000 MW, according to Kerala Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammad. The state was informed about this by the Central Power Ministry way back in...
  • Chennai: Vaiko, anti-nuclear activists detained October 29, 2012

    Chennai: Hundreds of anti-nuclear activists and leaders of different political outfits were detained in Chennai on Monday when they attempted to lay siege to the state secretariat demanding scrapping of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP). MDMK Leader Vaiko, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader and MP Thol Thirumavalavan, pro-Tamil leader P Nedumaran...
  • Many question Jaipal Reddy's portfolio change October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new team assumed charge on Monday after 22 ministers, including 17 new faces, were sworn in the biggest reshuffle of Council of Ministers on Sunday. The new ministers are expected to give a firm push to the reforms agenda and help counter the government's...
  • Power woes: Tamil Nadu to move SC October 27, 2012

    Chennai: A day after blaming the Centre for the acute power crisis in the State, Tamil Nadu on Saturday decided to move the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Union Government to reallocate power to be surrendered by Delhi government to it. A resolution to this effect was passed...
  • Power woes in TN, Jaya asks Centre to step in October 27, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu has been battling power cuts for almost 12 hours every day. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has now sought the Centre's help. Despite the state meeting 13 per cent of power from wind projects in 2011, this year, their capacity has dropped to a mere 150 megawatts. Ramesh Kymal,...
  • SC questions govt over nuclear waste at Kundakulam October 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that issues pertaining to health and environment are as important as safety of the Kudankulam atomic power plant and asked the government how the nuclear waste will be handled once it becomes operational. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishanan and Deepak Misra...
  • Kudankulam plant safe beyond any doubt: Centre to SC October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Kudankulam nuclear power plant is completely safe and designed to withstand all kinds of natural disasters, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday adding various apprehensions over its safety were baseless. Appearing before a bench of Justice KS Radhakrishanan and Justice Deepak Misra, Attorney General GE...
  • SC notice to Russia on Kudankulam liability exemption October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the central government on a PIL challenging the exemption to Russia from any liability under the nuclear liability act in the event of any accident in Unit 1 and 2 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. The petition by the Centre...
  • SC trial on Kudankulam today, Govt to verify costs October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The supreme court on Thursday will hear the trial of the Kudankulam nuclear plant again. The apex court had expressed concerns over the environmental and safety aspects of the nuclear plant saying that if the requirements are not met the project will be nullified. The court has also...
  • Kudankulam: Protestors stage day-long siege to sea October 8, 2012

    Kudankulam: Launching another phase of their agitation against Kudankulam atomic power project, anti-nuclear protestors on Monday began a day-long 'siege' of the plant by placing fibre boats and floating buoys in the sea. The protestors, including hundreds of local fishermen from Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts, remained 500 metre away from...