Nuclear Power

  • Nuclear power cooperation may come up during Xi's India visit 4 days ago

    Beijing: Nuclear cooperation may be discussed during President Xi Jinping's visit to India next week with China looking to become a world leader in atomic power by 2020. Under an ambitious scheme to be finalised by April, China aims to become a world leader in nuclear power by 2020, the Hong...
  • China reveals 12,000-km long range Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 2, 2014

    Beijing: China's next generation of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), which have a range of 12,000 kms, have been revealed. A piece of information revealed in a government environmental monitoring file has indirectly confirmed the existence of a new generation of Chinese ICBM, the Dongfeng-41 (DF-41) missile, a report on the website...
  • All nuclear power plants safe: Government July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: All nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the country are safe and can withstand natural calamities like earthquakes and tsunamis, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. "Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, safety review of all Indian NPPs was conducted by task forces of NPCIL...
  • 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...
  • 'All That Is Solid Melts into Air' is about Chernobyl Power Plant tragedy April 21, 2014

    Disasters. What do they take in their wake? When they happen, and when they are done ruining what they have to. What really goes away from people? Maybe from communities at large. Sometimes from villages, hamlets, small cities and countries. Every time I think about the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, a...
  • 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...
  • Prashant Bhushan assures AAP's support to agitation against KNPP December 29, 2013

    Tirunelveli (TN): Aam Aadmi Party leader Prasanth Bhusan on Sunday said the party always supported the cause of people's movement against nuclear energy at Kudankulam and would always be with the people. Addressing members of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy at Idinthakarai near the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Bhushan assured his...
  • Proposed Haryana nuke plant gets Environment Ministry's conditional nod December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a high-level panel of the Environment Ministry giving conditional nod. The decision to recommend green clearance to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) proposal for setting...
  • China commits $6.5 billion for Pakistani nuclear project: Reports December 24, 2013

    China has committed $6.5 billion to finance the construction of a major nuclear power project in Pakistan's port city of Karachi as it seeks to strengthen ties with its strategic partner, Pakistani officials said. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif broke ground on the $9.59 billion project last month but officials have...
  • 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...
  • 5 killed in bomb blast near Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant November 26, 2013

    Tirunelveli: Five people, including three children, were killed on the spot in a powerful bomb explosion tonight in a colony in Idinthakarai coastal village, close to Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant, police said. Those killed included a woman and three children, all aged below five years, they said. Two houses were razed...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • UN panel says Japan nuclear workers may have got higher radiation: report October 13, 2013

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities may have underestimated by 20 percent the radiation doses workers got in the initial phase of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, a Japanese newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a UN panel. A big earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 damaged the power station north of Tokyo, operated...
  • India, US sign first commercial agreement under nuclear deal September 28, 2013

    The landmark India-US civil nuclear stalled over India's 2010 nuclear liability law is finally moving forward with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and the Westinghouse Electric Company signing a preliminary commercial contract. The agreement on the first commercial deal was announced by President Barack Obama himself after his...
  • Construction of 7th Rajasthan nuclear-plant begins September 25, 2013

    Concreting work for turbine building for the seventh unit at Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) belonging to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), India's atomic power plant operator, started Wednesday. NPCIL is building two 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) at RAPS at an outlay of around Rs.12,300 crore. The...
  • India addressing concerns of US nuclear suppliers: Shivshankar Menon September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India is "close to" clinching the commercial aspect of its civil nuclear deal with the US and is addressing the concerns of US suppliers over its nuclear liability law, National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon said here on Friday. Menon, asked if India was close to clinching the commercial...
  • Bihar govt asks Centre to expedite nuclear power plant work in Nawada August 31, 2013

    Power-starved Bihar has requested the central government to speed up the work for setting up a nuclear power plant in the state's Nawada district, officials said on Friday. "Bihar will request the Centre to speed up work for setting up of a nuclear power plant in Rajauli in Nawada, about 150...
  • Chinese firm claims building world's biggest nuclear generator August 25, 2013

    China has built the world's biggest nuclear generator in terms of per-unit installed capacity. The state-run Sichuan Province-based Dongfang Electrical Machinery Company Ltd (DFEM) claimed that the 1,750 MW generator will soon become part of a power plant. The generator is being sent to the Taishan nuclear power plant in south China's...
  • 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. ...
  • Nuclear fission is progressing smoothly in Kudankulam plant July 14, 2013

    Chennai: The nuclear reactor at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu is functioning well after it began nuclear fission process for the first time on Saturday night, a senior official said on Sunday. "Everything is progressing in a normal manner. The reactor is functioning well as per expectations," RS Sundar, site director...
  • 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...
  • Subramanian Swamy welcomes SC verdict on Kudankulam May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project and said government should now crackdown on any further agitation which disrupts the schedule of its completion. He said that from the very beginning he had termed the...
  • 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...