Nuclear Plant

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage July 12, 2014

    Fukushima: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi...
  • India nuke enrichment plant expansion operational in 2015: IHS June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defence research group said on Friday, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan. The revelation highlights the lack of nuclear safeguards on India under new Prime...
  • 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...
  • PM lays foundation stone for nuclear plant in Haryana January 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday laid the foundation stone for a 2,800 megawatt nuclear power plant near Gorakhpur village in the Fatehabad district of Haryana. The Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna project will have four units, each of 700-MW capacity, and is to come up at a cost Rs 23,502 crore....
  • 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 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...
  • India, Australia to hold third round of talks on nuclear pact November 1, 2013

    India and Australia will hold the third round of talks in the last week of November to expedite negotiations for finalising a civil nuclear cooperation pact. Civil nuclear cooperation and other key bilateral issues, including security and economic cooperation, were discussed between External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and his Australian counterpart...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water October 3, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday another tank holding highly contaminated water overflowed, probably sending the liquid into the Pacific Ocean, in the second such breach in less than two months. Recent site mishaps have returned Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, to the spotlight, calling...
  • 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...
  • Gujarat: Villagers to take out rally against proposed nuke plant at Mithi Virdi today September 23, 2013

    Local villagers, led by a few NGOs opposed to the proposed nuclear power plant at Mithi Virdi in Bhavnagar of Gujarat, would be holding a rally at the district on Monday to protest the Central government's alleged move to dilute the Nuclear Liability Act. "Bhavnagar Jilla Gram Bachao Samiti, Gujarat Anu-urja...
  • 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...
  • Japan to fund ice wall to contain Fukishima reactor leaks September 4, 2013

    Tokyo: The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as an attempt...
  • Japan to spend $500 million to contain leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant September 3, 2013

    Japan pledged nearly $500 million to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, stepping up government efforts to cope with the legacy of the worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century. The announcement comes just days before the International Olympic Committee decides whether Tokyo...
  • Japan PM pledges speedy, comprehensive Fukushima moves September 2, 2013

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday the government will take prompt, comprehensive steps to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant amid growing concerns about the plant operator's ability to handle it. Embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), or Tepco, said at the weekend that radiation near a...
  • Radiation readings spike at water tank at Japan's ruined nuclear plant September 1, 2013

    Tokyo: Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said on Sunday, highlighting the struggle to bring the crisis under control after more than two years. Radiation of 1,800 millisieverts per hour - enough to kill an exposed person...
  • Fukushima operator to seek foreign advice on toxic water August 27, 2013

    Hirono: Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, said it would invite foreign decommissioning experts to advise it on how to deal with highly radioactive water leaking from the site, and Japan signalled it may dip into a $3.6 billion emergency reserve fund to...
  • New high-radiation spots found at quake-hit Fukushima plant August 23, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday new spots of high radiation had been found near storage tanks holding highly contaminated water, raising fear of fresh leaks as the disaster goes from bad to worse. The announcement comes after Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said this week...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years August 21, 2013

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be upgraded...
  • Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak August 21, 2013

    Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The storage tank breach of about 300 tonnes of water is separate from contaminated water leaks...
  • After Fukushima disaster, the deadliest part of Japan's nuclear clean-up August 14, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tonnes of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale. Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on...
  • Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up August 8, 2013

    Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo Electric...
  • Japan: Highly radioactive water pouring out of Fukushima nuclear plant August 7, 2013

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo...
  • Japan: Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant above barrier August 3, 2013

    Tokyo: Radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier being built to contain it, highlighting the risk of an increasing amount of contaminated water reaching the sea, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The Asahi newspaper, citing data from a Friday meeting of a task...
  • Taiwan: Lawmakers exchange punches over nuclear plant bill August 2, 2013

    Taipei: Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. The fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou's ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces...
  • 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...