ATOMIC ENERGY REGULATORY BOARD

  • India, US sign first commercial agreement under nuclear deal September 28, 2013

    The landmark IndiaUS 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...
  • Kudankulam plant crosses atomic energy board hurdle July 11, 2013

    Mumbai: The muchdelayed 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...
  • 'IAEA review of Indian nuclear regulator after recast' March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to instill confidence in burgeoning atomic power sector, India is planning to ask the IAEA to conduct a peer review of its nuclear regulatory system after it is recast. The Atomic Energy Commission is preparing to invite the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service...
  • Kudankulam: Safety guidelines not in place, says AERB chairman September 13, 2012

    Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) chairman SS Bajaj admitted that all safety recommendations have not been followed. ...
  • Kudankulam: 14 arrested, Bhushan files plea in SC September 11, 2012

    Kudankulam: Situation remained tense at Kudankulum where 14 protesters were arrested on Tuesday for pelting stones at the police and indulging in unlawful activities. With this the total number of arrests has gone up to 51 since Monday. Meanwhile, Prashant Bhushan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to stop...
  • No Nradiation safety policy in last 3 decades: CAG August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Atomic Energy Regulatory Board on Thursday said that India has had no radiation safety police in the last three decades. The damning report comes close on the heels of its reports on coal allocations, power projects and Delhi airport. Observing that Pakistan...
  • Kudankulam plant to be commissioned in 40 days April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The first unit of the Kundankulam nuclear power project is expected to start generating electricity in the next 40 days, Minister of State in the rime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy said on Monday. He said the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) officials were at the Kudankulam project site and...
  • Kudankulum Nplant safe for operations: Panel January 31, 2012

    New Delhi: An expert group constituted by the government on Kudankulum Nuclear Power Project on Tuesday submitted it's supplementary report. In the report, the panel concludes that the nuclear project is proceeding as per the stipulations of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and with all clearances it meets with current safety...
  • No radioactivity release at AMRI Hospital: AERB December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: There was no release of radiation from the sole medical device containing radioactive material in the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata where a massive fire broke out this morning, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board said. A High Dose Rate brachytherapy unit with radioactive Iridium192 as source was situated in the...
  • Ground Report: Jaitapur nuclear power project February 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Continued protests against the Jaitapur nuclear power project have now forced Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to visit the area. While environmental and compensation concerns dominated this open house session conducted by the State government in Mumbai in January. Tough questions are now being raised about the technology, particularly the choice...
  • Budding scientist's dream blows up in BARC blaze December 31, 2009

    Twentythreeyearold Umang Singh's dreams went up in smoke on Tuesday when one of the labs of BARC caught fire. From a one room tenement in the slums of Jogeshwari, to the country's premier nuclear institute BARC, Umang's rise was a rapid one. His dream of getting a doctorate and working...
  • No headway in probe into BARC blaze December 31, 2009

    Mumbai: Police investigating the fire in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) do not suspect foul play in the incident that left two research students dead. According to police sources here, the investigators have also ruled out negligence on the part of BARC. But the fire has raised questions over...