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With atomic regulator’s nod, Kudankulam reactor being fuelled (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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Atomic regulator’s nod for fuel loading at Kudankulam (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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Atomic regulator gives fuel loading clearance for Kudankulam


September 21st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first ... Read more...

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Kudankulam safety steps a matter of public interest, says SC


September 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday told the government not to treat as an adversarial litigation the petition seeking implementation of all safety steps before the commissioning ... Read more...

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Exempting Russians from n-liability unacceptable: CPI


September 19th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu unit of the CPI Wednesday demanded that Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as a whole be subject to the nuclear liability law and ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to comply with AERB stipulations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) is still in the process of complying with the pre-conditions laid down by the atomic regulator for fuelling ... Read more...

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Kudankulam safe but fuel loading permission not given: Atomic panel


September 13th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu, India's atomic energy regulator Thursday termed the project safe but ... Read more...

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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam plant (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Declining to put on hold for now the loading of fuel rods in one of the two reactors of Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil ... Read more...

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Major pre-fuel loading exercise over at Kudankulam


September 12th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has completed the boron flushing of the first reactor at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), a major ... Read more...

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SC moved against Kudankulam plant (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A private company's employee Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against a Madras High Court order giving the green signal to the commissioning of the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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Situation calm in Kudankulam


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) After two days of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear project, the situation in the Idinthakarai village in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu is calm, said an official ... Read more...

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Atomic regulatory team inspecting Kudankulam reactor


September 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) A team of officials from the Indian atomic energy regulator was Monday doing the final studies of the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor may get one year operational licence


September 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator would decide on the duration of the operational license to be given to the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor to be fuelled around Sep 11, protestors to intensify stir


September 7th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) The loading of 163 enriched uranium fuel bundles in the first unit of the two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will ... Read more...

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Kudankulam project gets Madras High Court’s green signal (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Madras High Court Friday gave its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to load the fuel in the first reactor of the ... Read more...

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CAG wrong, Atomic Energy Act has more punitive provisions


August 31st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) It is wrong to say that the Atomic Energy Act provides for a fine of just Rs.500 for safety violations by nuclear and radiation facilities, as ... Read more...

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Petitions against Kudankulam reactors dismissed by Madras High Court


August 31st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) The Madras High Court Friday gave its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to load the fuel in the first reactor of the ... Read more...

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Will federal auditor’s report on nuclear watchdog open a Pandora’s box? (Comment)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
For the first time, a constitutional authority has managed to collect information from the secret chambers of India's nuclear estate and table it before both houses of parliament.The performance report of ... Read more...

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No cause for alarm on uranium in water: Himachal minister


August 29th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The uranium content in the groundwater of Himachal Pradesh is not at alarming levels, a minister said here Wednesday.The maximum concentration of uranium in the state ... Read more...

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Madras High Court reserves order on Kudankulam


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday reserved its decision on a couple of petitions filed against the two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project ... Read more...

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‘No rise in cancer cases due to nuclear power plants’


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) There has not been any rise in cancer cases, birth defects or any other ailments among employees working in nuclear power plants or among people ... Read more...

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Madras HC seeks details of Kudankulam power project


August 21st, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court Tuesday ordered the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to file a fresh consent order for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands 1,000 MW power from Kudankulam unit


August 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has reiterated her demand for the entire power generated by the first unit of two 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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Court frowns on ministers over Kudankulam launch date


August 16th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) With the protest against Kudankulam nuclear power plant entering its second year, the Madras High Court hearing two petitions against the project Thursday came down on ... Read more...

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Children petition against Kudankulam reactors


August 13th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Around 250 children Monday petitioned the district collector in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu to stop work on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in the region.The ... Read more...

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Anti-nuclear activists to continue protests at Kudankulam


August 11th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Anti-nuclear activists have claimed that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's (AERB) clearance to load enriched uranium fuel in the first 1,000 MW reactor at the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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AERB clears fuel loading in Kudankulam nuclear reactor


August 10th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Friday gave its nod to load real fuel in the first unit of 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Kudankulam activists seek answers on nuclear power project


August 6th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Monday decided to send a postcard to the Russian ambassador ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor to be fuelled mid-August


August 5th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd is hopeful of soon getting clearance from the sectoral regulator to fuel the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Crucial NPCIL-atomic energy regulator meet Aug 3


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is gearing up for a crucial Aug 3 meeting with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) in Mumbai ... Read more...

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NPCIL inspection at Kudankulam to end soon


July 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) is hopeful of getting the sectoral regulator's sanction to load fuel in the first 1,000 MW ... Read more...

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Reactor pressure vessel inspected at Kudankulam


June 30th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 30 (IANS) Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) Saturday commenced the pre-service inspection of the reactor pressure vessel of the first 1,000 MW ... Read more...

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‘No radiation from Rajasthan atomic power station’


June 29th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) There was no radioactive leakage into the environment from Rawatbhata's Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Unit-5 in a minor incident of Tritium uptake which happened there last ... Read more...

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Emergency safety drill held in Kudankulam


June 9th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 9 (IANS) The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Saturday moved a step towards the commissioning of its first 1,000 megawatt reactor with the conduct of an off-site emergency ... Read more...

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Kudankulam inspections on after removal of dummy fuel


June 4th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 4 (IANS) The first reactor of the two 1,000 MW protest-hit Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is undergoing inspection by atomic experts after allowing the removal of all ... Read more...

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