Kudankulam

  • PM Modi meets Putin, favours broadening of strategic partnership July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December. The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of...
  • Agreement with Russia allows India to reprocess spent n-fuel to generate more nuclear power June 9, 2014

    Moscow: India has the right to reprocess the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the Russian built Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu by a supplementary agreement with Russia. The agreement relieves the builders from the responsibility to take over the discharged SNF as originally envisaged. India's department of atomic...
  • 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...
  • 6 employees injured in 'hot water spillage' at Kudankulam Nuclear plant May 14, 2014

    Kudankulam: As many as six employees of the Kudankulam Nuclear power plant suffered injuries following 'hot water spillage'. "There was a small incident. Some maintenance work was going on when there was hot water spillage. Three of our employees and three contract workers suffered injuries," KKNPP Director R S Sundar told...
  • Kudankulam nuclear plant: SC rejects plea to appoint panel May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea of an anti-nuclear activist to appoint a committee to supervise safety measures in Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, saying there is "no laxity" on the part of authorities which are taking necessary steps. A bench headed by Justice KS...
  • Anti-nuclear activist Udayakumar to contest elections on AAP ticket February 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar will contest 2014 Lok Sabha elections on a Aam Aadmi Party ticket. Udayakumar said that the AAP will make an official announcement soon. He said he will contest from either Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli or Tuticorin. He told the media that he agreed to fight elections only after...
  • 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...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuke project almost finalised January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he said at the AICC headquarters indicating that...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuclear project 'almost finalised' January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said today. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he told reporters at the AICC headquarters indicating that the...
  • Kudankulam nuclear plant second unit to start operation from September January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) will start generating electricity from September, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Friday said. "Ninety-five per cent of the work for second unit of the plant has been completed and we should start commercial operation from the unit by September...
  • Kudankulam plant row: SC asks Centre, AERB to respond to plea December 9, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Monday sought replies from the Centre and nuclear regulator AERB on a plea against commissioning of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu on the ground that its directions on ensuring safety in and around the plant have not been complied with. A bench of justices K...
  • 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 nuclear power plant generates 20 per cent of its capacity October 29, 2013

    The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) on Monday fed the southern power grid with 20 per cent of its rated capacity at an average, stated a report on Tuesday. The 1,000 MW unit, which was re-synchronised with the grid on October 25 night generated 200 MW power 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....
  • Manmohan, Putin direct officials to resolve Kudankulam's outstanding issues October 21, 2013

    Moscow: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding several matters, but there was no breakthrough on the Kundankulam nuclear project. Singh, who is in Moscow to attend the 14th India-Russia Annual Summit, stressed the Kudankulam nuclear plant project was an important symbol of Indo-Russia...
  • 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...
  • India, Russia very close to clinch Kudankulam n-deal October 20, 2013

    Moscow: India and Russia are "very close" to clinching a commercial deal on the third and fourth reactors for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu with only the legal vetting of the deal left to be done, said informed sources on Sunday. As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in...
  • Kundankulam likely to generate power in a month September 28, 2013

    Chennai: With fine-tuning of systems still on, power generation at the first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is expected to happen in October-end or November, a senior official said on Saturday. "Fine-tuning of systems are on. WE have gone up to 20 per cent/200 MW power...
  • Cooperation with India strategic goal, says Russian PM September 20, 2013

    Russia hopes to develop cooperation with India in all areas, including military, technical and nuclear energy, according to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “We are interested in developing our cooperation with India in all possible ways and areas,” Medvedev told the 15th General Assembly of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies on...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear plant to begin commercial operation soon: AEC September 18, 2013

    The Kudankulam Nuclear power plant is expected to begin commercial operation soon and its second unit is at an advanced stage of commissioning, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Ratan Kumar Sinha said on Wednesday. Addressing the 57th general conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, he said India is...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Trial runs completed, production to start soon September 6, 2013

    Production at the Kudankulam Nuclear Plant is expected to start within 15-20 days as the trials runs have been completed, Union Minister V Narayanasamy  said on Friday. "We will start production at the plant within 15-20 days as we have completed the trial run. The power production will slowly start. The...
  • 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 crosses atomic energy board hurdle July 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear power plant on Thursday crossed a major hurdle with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) granting clearance for the "first approach to criticality" for its 1000MW first unit. "AERB has granted clearance for the first approach to criticality (FAC) of unit 1 of Kudankulam nuclear...
  • TN: Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant commissioning postponed May 15, 2013

    Chennai: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has postponed the expected date of commissioning of the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant to June. With a physical progress completed upto 99.66 per cent, the 1,000 MW first unit is expected to be commissioned in June, NPCIL website said. Earlier, NPCIL...
  • Commissioning of Kudankulam N-plant likely to get delayed May 14, 2013

    Chennai: India's atomic power plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has shifted the commissioning of the first 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) to June 2013. According to NPCIL's website, the first unit, whose physical progress is at 99.66 per cent, will be commissioned...
  • '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...