Atomic Energy Commission

  • 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...
  • Kudankulam unit-1 to be commissioned in 2 weeks: AEC January 3, 2013

    Kolkata: The much-delayed Kudankulam project is set to be commissioned within the next two weeks as nuclear scientists have entered the final lap of a series of tests on its safety and efficacy. "Within this month 100 per cent. It will take about two weeks," Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman of...
  • Paid protesters against Kudankulam plant: Srinivasan April 4, 2012

    Coimbatore: Lashing out at anti-nuclear activists, a former Atomic Energy Commission chief on Wednesday said that "certain professional agitators" had worked against the project at Kudankulam which was "one of the best sites" for a nuclear power station. The fisherfolk living around Kudankulam village were no doubt greatly agitated after the...
  • 'Enrichment capacity enough to fuel nuke subs' November 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Dr Srikumar Banerjee, chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India (AECI), spoke to Saurav Jha, author of The Upside Down Book of Nuclear Power, recently at the former's South Bloc office on a gamut of issues concerning the state of nuclear power development in India. Saurav Jha:Is your current...
  • 'Indian nuclear reactors can handle calamities' March 15, 2011

    Talking to CNN-IBN, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Srikumar Bannerji said Indian reactors have been built to handle seismic activity and tsunamis, and have faced both. He also said India is closely monitoring the situation in Japan. ...
  • India needs N-power: ex-AEC chief Kakodkar March 14, 2011

    Mumbai: India's nuclear reactors are safe, claimed former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Anil Kakodkar while defending the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant in Maharashtra. Kakodkar made the claim during an unprecedented PowerPoint presentation for Maharashtra's legislators in Mumbai on Monday. "Other options to generate electricity are not enough for our...
  • Use plural, India has thermonuclear bombs: Kakodkar December 14, 2009

    After weeks of doubt, it is time to ask the question: how credible is India's thermonuclear deterrent? That is the key issue Karan Thapar discussed in this week's Devil's Advocate with the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Anil Kakodkar. Karan Thapar: Dr Kakodkar, four leading scientists--Dr K Santhanam,...
  • Canada says nuclear deal with India soon May 28, 2009

    Toronto: Canada on Wednesday said that the on-going talks with India on resumption of nuclear ties may soon end in a nuclear deal with New Delhi. Two countries have reportedly already exchanged a draft agreement on the proposed deal. A team of Canadian nuclear experts met officials of the Atomic Energy...
  • Nuclear deal is not dead, Kakodkar says talks on February 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar on Tuesday expressed optimism about clinching an agreement with the IAEA and implementation of the Indo-US nuclear deal. "I always work in a positive way. If everything works out, we will do it," he said when asked whether the talks with the IAEA...
  • Pak nuke experts abducted from Afghan border February 12, 2008

    Islamabad: Two Pakistani nuclear experts have been abducted in the country's restive north-western region along the Afghan border on Monday, when Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin, too was reportedly abducted from the same region. The two are senior officials at the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) — identified as...
  • N-deal: Scientists hold 'secret' meet December 15, 2006

    New Delhi: India's top nuclear scientists are holding a conclave at a secret time and venue on Friday to discuss and analyze the enabling US Act on the Indo-US nuclear deal just three days before US President George W Bush is to sign the legislation into law. The meeting, called by...
  • India's tough signal to US on N-deal June 21, 2007

    Mumbai: Ahead of the US Congress meet to work out a legislation for implementing the Indo-US nuclear deal, India on Sunday sent out a firm signal to Washington that it will be 'difficult' to go ahead with multi-billion-dollar business with American nuclear companies if all its concerns were not addressed. "I...
  • Scientists upset over Indo-US N-deal August 16, 2006

    New Delhi: With the country's top scientists raising a question mark on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held consultations with top scientists in the nuclear establishment ahead of a discussion in Parliament. Manmohan Singh is expected to send a clear-cut message in Parliament that his...