Fukushima Disaster

  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant finds second tank leak April 7, 2013

    Tokyo: Radioactive water has apparently leaked from another underground storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Sunday. The utility, known as Tepco, said the volume of the latest leakage is believed to be small. On Saturday, it said as much as 120 tons...
  • Kudankulam I will be operational in April: Manmohan Singh March 27, 2013

    Durban: Kudankulam's controversial atomic reactor I will be operational by April, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured the Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Durban on Wednesday. He has given an assurance that the controversial unit I of the Kudankulam atomic power reactor in...
  • PM asked to cancel Jaitapur nuclear project August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Sunday urged to cancel the contract with French company Areva to set up nuclear reactors in Jaitpur in Maharashtra. The National Committee in Solidarity with Jaitapur Struggle said the plan to put up six reactors in Jaitapur "appears seriously flawed" after the Fukushima...
  • Soccer ball lost in tsunami, found after a year April 23, 2012

    Tokyo: The good thing is that Misaki Murakami's name was on his soccer ball. It was lost in last year's tsunami in Japan but has been found across the Pacific on a remote Alaskan island. Kyodo News agency says the 16yearold from the devastated town of Rikuzentakata is surprised and thankful...
  • France waits for India to clarify Nliability framework April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: In the midst of the runup to the French presidential elections, France has been in dialogue with India to clarify issues relating to the nuclear liability law, and is waiting for New Delhi to establish the legal framework before signing commercial contracts for setting up atomic reactors. Last month,...
  • 'Significant' nuclear growth seen in India: IAEA March 17, 2012

    Vienna: Global use of nuclear energy could increase by as much as 100 per cent in the next two decades on the back of growth in Asia, even though groundbreakings for new reactors fell last year after the Fukushima disaster, a UN report says. The report by the International Atomic Energy...
  • Thinkers in India support nuclear energy: PM February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Nuclear energy still has a role in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said as he appeared to blame some USbased NGOs for difficulties at the Kudankulam nuclear plant. "Yes, where India is concerned, yes. The thinking segment of our population certainly is supportive of nuclear energy," he said. He...