KUDANKULAM NUCLEAR PLANT

  • 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 antinuclear 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...
  • 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. "Ninetyfive 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...
  • 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 IndiaRussia Annual Summit, stressed the Kudankulam nuclear plant project was an important symbol of IndoRussia...
  • India, Russia very close to clinch Kudankulam ndeal 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...
  • Kundankulam likely to generate power in a month September 28, 2013

    Chennai: With finetuning 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 Octoberend or November, a senior official said on Saturday. "Finetuning of systems are on. WE have gone up to 20 per cent/200 MW power...
  • 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...
  • TN: Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant commissioning postponed May 15, 2013

    Chennai: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has postponed the expected date of commissioning of the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant to June. With a physical progress completed upto 99.66 per cent, the 1,000 MW first unit is expected to be commissioned in June, NPCIL website said. Earlier, NPCIL...
  • SC moved to seek halt to Kudankulam plant's commissioning April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court was moved on Tuesday, seeking a direction to the government not to take steps for commissioning the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu till allegations of use of substandard equipment and the impact on the reactor and the public safety were probed. The application by G...
  • 'Substandard equipment used in Kudankulam plant' April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: An antinuclear activist on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the Centre from commissioning the Kudankulam nuclear plant alleging that substandard equipment have been used in the plant making it unsafe. The petitioner, on whose plea against the plant the apex court has reserved its verdict, filed...
  • Commercial operation of Kudankulam plant delayed January 12, 2013

    Chennai: The commercial operation of the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) has been delayed further and is expected to commence in February. The commercial operation of the 1000 MW first unit of the IndoRussian project, which had been delayed following antinuclear protests, was expected in February, the Nuclear Power...
  • SC reserves order on Kudankulam nuclear plant December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea seeking a stay on commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant till all safety measures are put in place. Following a marathon arguments spanning the last three months, a bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra reserved...
  • No plan to dump Nwaste in KGF: Minister November 24, 2012

    Chennai: The Centre on Saturday made it clear there was no plan to dump Uranium waste from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in defunct gold mines at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka. Amid media reports that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has decided to dump the uranium waste...
  • Nuclear waste in Kolar mines? Residents protest November 23, 2012

    Kolar: Protests have broken out in Karnataka's Kolar district after reports that the government is planning to dump nuclear waste from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant into the defunct gold mines. Residents of Kolar observed a bandh on Friday against the move and backed by the MLAs and MPs. The bandh...
  • Emotions should not stop progress: Russia Deputy PM on Kudankulam October 15, 2012

    Russia's Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin said that opinions on Kudankulam plant must be respected, but asserted that it was completely safe. ...
  • Russia hints price may go up for Kudankulam III, IV October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: A day ahead of his talks here, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Sunday said Russia respected India's nuclear liability law, but indicated that the price of Kudankulam reactors III and IV may have to be renegotiated. Rogozin also said that Russia will present to India the...
  • Additional liabilities will push up price of KNPP: Russia October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: On the eve of a key bilateral meeting, Russia said the cost of the next phase of the Kudankulam atomic project would escalate if it has to bear additional liabilities arising from a possible nuclear accident. "If there are several points that require additional assurances, of course, it...
  • AntiKudankulam activists now seek Mamata's support October 5, 2012

    Chennai: After launching a series of protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, antinuclear activists have now sought support of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she took "bold and courageous stand" against the Haripur nuclear project in her state. "After all, you are the only leader who has...
  • Situation in Kudankulam returns to normal September 30, 2012

    Kudankulam (TN): Situation has returned to normal in and around Kudankulam including nearby Idindhakarai, which witnessed heightened protests against loading of fuel in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant a few days ago, officials claimed on Saturday. Buses were being operated in all the sensitive areas though police have been posted...
  • Centre may impose new conditions on Kudankulam September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Government on Friday said it was open to imposing additional conditions on the Kudankulam nuclear power project, if directed by courts, to protect the marine ecosystem of the region. The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) has met all the conditions set by the Environment Ministry while granting clearance...
  • Kudankulam plant can be stopped if not found safe: SC September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday made it clear that it can stop commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant if it finds that the mandatory safety requirements for it have not been put in place. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishanan and Deepak Misra said the safety...
  • Kudankulam plant is safe: India tells Sri Lanka September 26, 2012

    Colombo: India on Wednesday assured Sri Lanka that the safety measures instituted at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu are of the highest order and there is no threat of radiation from the atomic unit. India's High Commission in Colombo in a statement also said a Sri Lankan delegation...
  • Fishermen block sea approach to Tuticorin Port September 23, 2012

    Chennai: Thousands of fishermen on Saturday blocked the approach channel to the Tuticorin Port with their boats to protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), said an activist. "Fishermen in more than 2,000 boats blocked the channel in the morning protesting against the nuclear reactor at Kudankulam. Each boat on...
  • Protesters to lay siege to Kudankulam site today September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Protesters agitating against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project will on Saturday attempt to lay siege to the VO Chidambaranar Port (formerly called as Tuticorin Port) at Tuticorin in country boats and mechanised vessels. The crucial loading of fuel in the first reactor has reportedly begun inside the Kudankulam...
  • Fukushima fallout hits India's nuclear push September 19, 2012

    Kudankulam: On a windwhipped beach on India's southern tip, a small fishing community feels it is falling dangerously on the wrong side of history. While much of the world is turning its back on nuclear energy, the villagers of Kudankulam, in a part of India hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean...
  • Kudankulam: Protesters bury themselves in sand, 250 held September 16, 2012

    Kudankulam (TN): Around 250 people were on Sunday arrested in Tuticorin after being stopped from heading towards antinuclear agitators here who, in a fresh form of protest against loading of fuel in Kudankuklam plant, buried themselves upto waist in beach sand. The sloganshouting protesters, who were held for violating police regulatory...
  • Nuclear row: Cong says agitation not a solution September 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Backing the Kudankulam nuclear power project to the hilt, Congress on Friday cautioned the protesters against becoming a votary of "environmental fundamentalism". Party spokesman PC Chacko said that the government was willing to talk to all concerned. "We have been able to convince the Tamil Nadu government. We...
  • Kudankulam protesters form human chains in sea September 13, 2012

    The villagers protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday entered sea water and started a 'Jal Satyagraha' demanding the loading of uranium fuel in the reactors be stopped. ...