KUDANKULAM PLANT

  • SC to decide the fate of Kudankulam nuclear power plant today May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Kudankulam nuclear reactor, sources confirm that the reactor has been fully loaded and tests are presently underway. The reactor is expected to start functioning sometime in May, but full production of 1,000 megawatts will take between six to eight months...
  • SC to decide fate of Kudankulam nproject on Monday May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday is expected to pronounce its verdict on a plea seeking halt to the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant till the implementation of key additional safety measures suggested after an naccident in Japan. The petitioner, Chennaibased IT professional G Sunderrajan, wants the government...
  • 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...
  • Security to be further tightened at Kudankulam plant October 6, 2012

    Tirunelveli: Security is being further beefed up at Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant and additional forces, including CRPF and Coast Guard, will be deployed in view of the call by antinuclear activists to lay siege at the plant on October 8, officials said on Friday. People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy, spearheading...
  • Fuel loading begins at Kudankulam nuclear plant September 21, 2012

    New Delhi: India's nuclear operator has started loading enriched uranium fuel in the first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project after getting the final clearance from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on Tuesday. "The fuel loading has started on Wednesday," a senior official in the nuclear establishment said. The Kudankulam...
  • Kudankulam: Udayakumar likely to be arrested today September 12, 2012

    Kudankulam: The situation remains tense in Kudankulam with the police and protestors stationed near the nuclear plant site. Antinuclear movement leader SP Udayakumar may be be arrested on Wednesday even as more support comes in from India against corruption. IAC member and social activist Arvind Kejriwal is also likely to...
  • Stop fuel loading at Kudankulam: Bhushan to SC September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst the violent protests at Kudankulam, Supreme Court lawyer and anticorruption crusader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday filed a petition in the apex court to stop fuel loading at the nuclear power plant. In his petition, Bhushan has said that the own task force of the government had recommended 17...
  • HC gives goahead to Kudankulam August 31, 2012

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday gave a goahead to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) saying there are no environmental issues associated with the building of the plant. The court also ordered the setting up of schools and a hospital around the plant premises. A PIL had sought environmental...
  • Kudankulam: HC verdict on PIL today August 31, 2012

    Chennai: The Madras High Court is expected to deliver its verdict on a PIL seeking a fresh environment clearance for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Friday. The PIL sought environmental clearance for the project before the plant is commissioned. The PIL has also sought a ban on Russian reactors to be...
  • 5300 MW more nuclear power in 12th Plan April 7, 2012

    New Delhi: India plans to add 5,300 MW nuclear power capacity during the 12th Plan period, taking the total contribution of atomic power to 9980 MW to the country's energy basket. This planned capacity addition includes power from two 1,000 MW units at Kudankulam being built by the Nuclear Power...
  • Paid protesters against Kudankulam plant: Srinivasan April 4, 2012

    Coimbatore: Lashing out at antinuclear 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...
  • Farooq Abdullah stresses need for Npower February 6, 2012

    Coimbatore: Amid the raging row on the Kudankulan nuclear plant, Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Sunday stressed the need for nuclear energy and said the country ought to have all types of power. "India has to have all types of power, has...
  • CPI against closure of Kudankulam plant November 10, 2011

    Chennai: The CPI on Wednesday said it was against the closure of the controversial Nuclear power station in Kudankulam but demanded that the Centre should dispel the apprehensions of the locals before proceeding with the project. Tamil Nadu party unit Secretary D Pandian told reporters that no major political party wanted...