Nuclear Plant

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage 12-07-2014 07:40 AM

    Fukushima: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima...
  • India nuke enrichment plant expansion operational in 2015: IHS 22-06-2014 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defence research group said on Friday, raising the stakes in a regional arms race with China and Pakistan. The revelation highlights the lack of nuclear safeguards on India under new...
  • 6 employees injured in 'hot water spillage' at Kudankulam Nuclear plant 14-05-2014 02:49 PM

    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...
  • Kudankulam nuclear plant: SC rejects plea to appoint panel 08-05-2014 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea of an anti-nuclear 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...
  • PM lays foundation stone for nuclear plant in Haryana 13-01-2014 05:35 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday laid the foundation stone for a 2,800 megawatt nuclear power plant near Gorakhpur village in the Fatehabad district of Haryana. The Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna project will have four units, each of 700-MW capacity, and is to come up at a cost Rs 23,502...
  • Kudankulam nuclear plant second unit to start operation from September 10-01-2014 05:52 PM

    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. "Ninety-five per cent of the work for second unit of the plant has been completed and we should start commercial operation from the unit by...
  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant safe: DAE official 26-11-2013 11:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is safe and functioning normally, a senior official of the Department of Atomic Energy said shortly after a country-made bomb exploded near the facility. "The plant is running fine and is safe", the official said when asked about the explosion...
  • India, Australia to hold third round of talks on nuclear pact 01-11-2013 03:46 PM

    India and Australia will hold the third round of talks in the last week of November to expedite negotiations for finalising a civil nuclear cooperation pact. Civil nuclear cooperation and other key bilateral issues, including security and economic cooperation, were discussed between External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and his Australian...
  • Manmohan, Putin direct officials to resolve Kudankulam's outstanding issues 21-10-2013 10:15 PM

    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 India-Russia Annual Summit, stressed the Kudankulam nuclear plant project was an important symbol of...
  • India, Russia very close to clinch Kudankulam n-deal 20-10-2013 07:24 PM

    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...
  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water 03-10-2013 01:09 PM

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday another tank holding highly contaminated water overflowed, probably sending the liquid into the Pacific Ocean, in the second such breach in less than two months. Recent site mishaps have returned Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, to the spotlight,...
  • Kundankulam likely to generate power in a month 28-09-2013 07:18 PM

    Chennai: With fine-tuning 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 October-end or November, a senior official said on Saturday. "Fine-tuning of systems are on. WE have gone up to 20 per cent/200 MW...
  • Gujarat: Villagers to take out rally against proposed nuke plant at Mithi Virdi today 23-09-2013 08:21 AM

    Local villagers, led by a few NGOs opposed to the proposed nuclear power plant at Mithi Virdi in Bhavnagar of Gujarat, would be holding a rally at the district on Monday to protest the Central government's alleged move to dilute the Nuclear Liability Act. "Bhavnagar Jilla Gram Bachao Samiti, Gujarat...
  • Cooperation with India strategic goal, says Russian PM 20-09-2013 03:57 PM

    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...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear plant to begin commercial operation soon: AEC 18-09-2013 08:54 PM

    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...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Trial runs completed, production to start soon 06-09-2013 03:41 PM

    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....
  • Japan to fund ice wall to contain Fukishima reactor leaks 04-09-2013 11:00 AM

    Tokyo: The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as an...
  • Japan to spend $500 million to contain leaks at Fukushima nuclear plant 03-09-2013 12:41 PM

    Japan pledged nearly $500 million to contain leaks and decontaminate radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, stepping up government efforts to cope with the legacy of the worst atomic disaster in a quarter of a century. The announcement comes just days before the International Olympic Committee decides whether...
  • Japan PM pledges speedy, comprehensive Fukushima moves 02-09-2013 12:07 PM

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday the government will take prompt, comprehensive steps to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant amid growing concerns about the plant operator's ability to handle it. Embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), or Tepco, said at the weekend that radiation near...
  • Radiation readings spike at water tank at Japan's ruined nuclear plant 01-09-2013 01:20 PM

    Tokyo: Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said on Sunday, highlighting the struggle to bring the crisis under control after more than two years. Radiation of 1,800 millisieverts per hour - enough to kill an exposed...
  • Fukushima operator to seek foreign advice on toxic water 27-08-2013 03:27 AM

    Hirono: Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, said it would invite foreign decommissioning experts to advise it on how to deal with highly radioactive water leaking from the site, and Japan signalled it may dip into a $3.6 billion emergency reserve fund to...
  • New high-radiation spots found at quake-hit Fukushima plant 23-08-2013 01:27 AM

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday new spots of high radiation had been found near storage tanks holding highly contaminated water, raising fear of fresh leaks as the disaster goes from bad to worse. The announcement comes after Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said this...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years 21-08-2013 11:07 AM

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be...
  • Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak 21-08-2013 08:36 AM

    Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The storage tank breach of about 300 tonnes of water is separate from contaminated water...
  • After Fukushima disaster, the deadliest part of Japan's nuclear clean-up 14-08-2013 09:39 AM

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tonnes of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale. Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack...
  • Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up 08-08-2013 07:04 AM

    Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo...
  • Japan: Highly radioactive water pouring out of Fukushima nuclear plant 07-08-2013 09:59 PM

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator...
  • Japan: Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant above barrier 03-08-2013 05:29 PM

    Tokyo: Radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier being built to contain it, highlighting the risk of an increasing amount of contaminated water reaching the sea, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The Asahi newspaper, citing data from a Friday meeting of a...
  • Taiwan: Lawmakers exchange punches over nuclear plant bill 02-08-2013 05:32 PM

    Taipei: Taiwanese lawmakers have exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. The fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou's ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces...
  • TN: Kudankulam nuclear power plant to attain criticality by midnight 13-07-2013 08:04 PM

    Tirunelveli: The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will attain criticality by midnight on Saturday, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman SK Sinha announced in Tirunelveli. Talking to newsmen, Sinha, flanked by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Chairman KC Purohit and Executive Director, NPCIL, Nageswara Rao, said four operators were monitoring the "Boron...