Nuclear Reactors

  • Underwater fence at Fukushima found damaged 26-09-2013 06:34 PM

    Tokyo: The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), said Thursday that an underwater curtain was found damaged below the stricken complex, according to local media. The curtain, called silt fence, was installed around an adjoining pair of water intakes of the plant's reactor...
  • Japan to boost surveys off Fukushima: report 14-09-2013 10:57 PM

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear authority plans to conduct radiation contamination surveys at 600,000 points on the seabed off the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, up from 200 places so far, a report said. The Nuclear Regulation Authority is to survey the spots in a 1,000 square-kilometre (about 385 square-mile) area stretching 50...
  • Fukushima water leak risk exaggerated: Japan 05-09-2013 03:58 PM

    Tokyo: The chief of Japan's nuclear watchdog chided the operator of the Fukushima plant Thursday for its inability properly to explain problems, which he said was inflating fears around the world. Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, said information given by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) on the level...
  • 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...
  • INS Arihant's 'criticality' a giant stride for India: PM 10-08-2013 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday congratulated scientists and defence personnel on the reactor on India's first nuclear submarine INS Arihant going critical, calling it a "giant stride" in the progress of the country's indigenous technological capabilities. "I am delighted to learn that the nuclear propulsion reactor on...
  • 'Kudankulam plant is almost ready to begin functioning' 07-05-2013 11:25 PM

    Chennai: The first unit of the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), is almost ready for beginning the fission process, said a top official of the country's atomic regulator. "As of now, the test reports and the results submitted...
  • Defective valves found in Kudankulam pre-commissioning tests 20-04-2013 02:14 AM

    Mumbai: India's nuclear regulator ordered replacement of four defective valves of the system that cools the reactor of Kudankulam nuclear power plant after the problem was detected during ongoing pre-commissioning tests. The defect in the components of the four valves--there are thousands of such devices in a nuclear reactor--was found...
  • Canada to allow civil nuclear trade with India 06-11-2012 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: Canadian firms will soon be able to export uranium and nuclear reactors to India for the first time in almost four decades following an agreement between the two countries, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday. It will end a penalty Canada imposed in 1976 after India...
  • Nuclear reactors not affected by cyclone 'Thane' 30-12-2011 05:08 PM

    Chennai: It was business as usual at the Kalpakkam atomic power plants, around 80 km from Chennai, even as cyclone Thane lashed the coastal districts affecting normal life on Friday. The two power plants of Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) located on the Kalpakkam coast were generating power as usual,...
  • World's oldest working civil nuke reactor to shut 22-10-2011 02:30 AM

    London: The operator of the world's oldest working civilian nuclear reactor says it will be shut down next year after nearly 45 years of service. Magnox Ltd says that Reactor One at the Oldbury power station in western England will stop generating electricity in February 2012. The station's Reactor Two...
  • PM sends emissary to Koodankulam nuclear site 20-09-2011 11:04 PM

    New Delhi: The fast in Koodankulam protesting the building of new nuclear reactors in the area entered its tenth day on Tuesday. The Prime Minister sent an emissary hoping to keep the peace. Whether at Jaitapur in Maharashtra not long ago, or Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu now, public anger against...
  • Rawatbhata nuclear plant to get 2 new reactors 22-07-2011 11:17 AM

    Rawatbhata (Rajasthan): As the Nuclear Suppliers Group tries to throw a spanner into India's nuclear plans, the country has begun work on its latest nuclear reactor. While new foreign reactors are welcome, the country has big plans for the cheap and proven nuclear technology it already has. Rawatbhata in Rajasthan...
  • Japan quake reconstruction to cost $ 184 bn 22-05-2011 10:08 AM

    Tokyo: Japanese Economics Minister Kaoru Yosano said on Sunday the government may need to spend 10 trillion yen to 15 trillion yen ($184 billion) for reconstruction from the devastating earthquake that hit the country's northeast in March. The government may need to issue bonds to meet the costs but should...
  • Kaiga N-reactor shut down after smoke alarm 10-04-2011 07:59 AM

    Kaiga: A nuclear power reactor at the Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) was shut down after a smoke detection alarm went off on Friday. A smoke detection alarm appeared in the control room of Unit 3 on Friday around 4.30 am following which the 220 MWe nuclear power plant was shut...
  • Japan nuclear leak found in reactor pit 03-04-2011 01:47 PM

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the country's tsunami-devastated region on Saturday as officials grappling to end the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl said they may have discovered why radiation has been leaking into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it had found a crack...
  • Japan: TEPCO worried over high radiation levels 22-03-2011 08:00 AM

    New York: The reconnection of power at the earthquake-damaged reactors in Japan is a big step in managing the nuclear crisis, experts said on Monday, but concerns about radiation in the air, seawater and food showed the dangers are far from over. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on...
  • Efforts on to tackle crisis in quake-hit Japan 21-03-2011 11:27 AM

    Tokyo: Engineers restored electricity to three reactors at a crippled Japanese nuclear power plant and hope to test water pumps at the quake-damaged facility soon, the first clear signs of progress in tackling the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years. Japan suffered an estimated $ 250 billion in damage...
  • Japan reconstruction may take 5 yrs: World Bank 21-03-2011 09:46 AM

    Singapore: Japan may need five years to rebuild from the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that has caused up to $ 235 billion of damage, the World Bank said on Monday. The March 11 disaster which ravaged northeastern Japan will likely shave up to 0.5 percentage point from the country's economic...
  • Japan: radiation contaminates food and milk 21-03-2011 07:48 AM

    The Japanese government has issued an advisory to a village near Fukushima Daiichi plant not to drink tap water, due to elevated levels of radioactive iodine. ...
  • Another quake measuring 6.1 hits north Japan 19-03-2011 04:56 PM

    Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 hit northern Japan on Saturday, broadcaster NHK said. The epicenter was not far from Japan's stricken nuclear power plant. There was no tsunami threat and no immediate reports of injuries or damage, NHK added. Kyodo agency reported that a change in...
  • 'Japan crisis may be as disastrous as Chernobyl' 18-03-2011 05:22 PM

    Kiev: A major crash at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant may entail the same disastrous aftermath as an awful blast at the Ukrainian Chernobyl nuclear power plant, chairman of the Ukrainian State Committee for Nuclear Regulation Yelena Mikolaichuk told reporters. "The current situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant...
  • Workers repair reactors over their lives 18-03-2011 04:45 PM

    Tokyo: Far from the camera crews, crawling through the radioactive wreckage of a nuclear power plant, a faceless battalion is taking on the most dangerous job in Japan, if not the world. About 300 workers are toiling in Tokyo Electric Power's earthquake-smashed plant, wearing masks, goggles and protective suits whose...
  • Efforts on to contain damage at Japan N-plant 16-03-2011 11:10 PM

    Desperate efforts were on to contain the damage at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant as radiation levels peaked in the area. ...
  • Fear of another Chernobyl haunts Japan 16-03-2011 10:21 AM

    The latest nuclear disaster in Japan is considered the worst since Chernobyl back in 1986. ...
  • India to test Japan food imports for radiation 16-03-2011 09:37 AM

    New Delhi: India has ordered imported Japanese food products to be tested for radioactivity, food safety authorities said on Tuesday. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said in an letter to its units at ports the order applied to products shipped out of Japan after March 11. Several...
  • How will the Japan quake affect Indian economy? 15-03-2011 10:34 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai talks to FICCI Director General Dr Rajiv Kumar about possible effects of the Japan earthquake on India's economy. ...
  • Testing times for Japan PM post tragedy 15-03-2011 06:56 PM

    Tokyo: There are two Naoto Kans who live within the Japanese imagination. One is the crusading health minister of the 1990s who stood up to his own bureaucracy to lift the lid on a horrific AIDS scandal. The other is the uninspiring Prime Minister of today, whose dithering leadership sent...