New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will examine what steps the central government had taken for setting up an independent atomic energy regulatory body in pursuance to its being a signatory to the International Convention on Nuclear Safety.
The apex court bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra said this as counsel Prashant Bhushan told the court that the International Convention on Nuclear Safety, which India has ratified, mandates that all the signatories to the convention would set up an independent atomic energy regulatory body.
Bhushan told the court that the International Convention on Nuclear Safety mandates that "each contracting party shall take appropriate steps to ensure an effective separation between the functions of the regulatory body and those of any other body or organisation concerned with the promotion or utilization of nuclear energy".
In India, Bhushan said the "nuclear regulator has been subordinate to and under control of those whose stated purpose is the promotion of the use of nuclear energy"....more
03:24 AM, Nov 22, 2012
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, by a notification dated July 23 this year, has granted its consent to the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), the Board submitted before a division bench comprising Justices P Jyothimani and M Duraiswamy on Wednesday. It had granted consent both under Sec 25 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and under Sec 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of...
12:49 PM, Aug 02, 2012
TIRUNELVELI: The Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) on Tuesday received three bomb threat letters. Two threat letters addressed to a contract worker working at KKNPP and another letter send to KKNPP administration were received at the plant on Tuesday, Police sources said.The sender, Tirunelveli Pothunala Kuzhu (Tirunelveli Public Welfare Committee), said that the contract worker and another worker were sent for planting bombs at KKNPP.The letter instructs them to plant...
10:29 AM, May 17, 2012