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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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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam plant


September 13th, 2012 - 5:01 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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IAC slams action against protests, cartoonist’s arrest (Second Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 10 (IANS) India Against Corruption (IAC) members Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav slammed the union government for suppressing peaceful protests at Onkareswar dam and Kudankulam nuclear ... Read more...

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86 percent work on Kalpakkam N-plant complete: Official


April 30th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 30 (IANS) The 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam will soon get its first lot of fuel assemblies - used to build its nuclear fuel ... Read more...

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Won’t give up nuclear rights: Iran


April 12th, 2012 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran has said it will attend the planned nuclear talks in Istanbul later this week but will not compromise on its right to atomic energy.Iran's chief ... Read more...

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Work at Kudankulam quickens for first reactor


April 7th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Work at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is progressing rapidly with employees working even on holidays to get the atomic regulator's nod to reopen the ... Read more...

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Over 30 years needed to decommission Fukushima plant: Report


October 28th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 28 (IANS) Decommissioning the stricken reactors at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant is likely to take 30 years or more, the Japan Atomic Energy Commission said in ... Read more...

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Tests conducted on Iran’s n-plant turbines


August 24th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 24 (IANS) The turbines of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant were successfully tested, the country's atomic energy chief said Wednesday.The turbines were successfully tested Tuesday at the speed ... Read more...

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Fuel rods at Japan n-reactor may have melted


May 12th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fuel rods in the No.1 reactor at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant may have melted after being fully exposed, the plant's operator told Kyodo ... Read more...

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If cooling continues, no meltdown in Japan’s nuke plant


April 19th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 19 (ANI): Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will not have a total meltdown if the current cooling of its overheating reactors continues, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.'Compared with ... Read more...

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Japan needs 2-3 months to end nuclear crisis


April 16th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 16 (IANS) Japan will need at least two to three more months to bring an end to the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a nuclear industry ... Read more...

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US warns of new threats from Japan nuke plant


April 6th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr. 6 (ANI): United States government engineers sent to help Japan deal with its nuclear-related crisis, have warned of fresh threats from the Fukushima nuclear plant.According to a confidential assessment ... Read more...

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“Workers losing race to save quake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant”: Expert


March 30th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): The radioactive core in a reactor at the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant has melted through the bottom of its containment vessel to a concrete floor raising ... Read more...

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Radioactive trench water not confirmed to have overflowed: Japan’s nuke regulatory body


March 29th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 29(ANI): Radioactive water that has been filling up underground trenches connected to the crippled reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has not been confirmed to have overflowed, the country's ... Read more...

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Japan nuclear crisis far from over: IAEA chief


March 27th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, has said that Japan was "still far from the end of the accident" at its Fukushima nuclear ... Read more...

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Fresh coolant to be injected into Japan’s Fukushima No. 2-reactor


March 26th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.26 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will inject fresh water into Fukushima No. 2 nuclear reactor core, to enhance its cooling efficiency.Earlier, it was revealed that highly radioactive water ... Read more...

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Fukushima nuke plant compromised safety over cost-cutting drive during construction


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 22 (ANI): Japan's earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear plant reportedly had one of the country's worst safety records and had a excess stock of uranium rods when the quake rocked the ... Read more...

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Radiation levels high in food, Japan fights n-fallout (Roundup)


March 19th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Japan Saturday said radiation levels in food items were much higher than normal limits near its tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant as workers struggled to restore power ... Read more...

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NY Attorney General demands earthquake study on nuclear plant before relicensing


March 19th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.19 (ANI): In the wake of the current nuclear crisis in Japan, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has demanded that the federal nuclear regulators must conduct a seismic study ... Read more...

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Japan attaches power cable to crippled nuke plant to stop radiation


March 19th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.19 (ANI): Hopes rise at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant as engineers attached a power cable outside the plant on Saturday in an attempt to restart water pumps to cool overheated ... Read more...

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Peer review needed for all nuke reactors: ElBaradei


March 19th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Pointing that no technology is hundred percent safe, former chief of UN's atomic energy agency Mohamed ElBaradei Friday called for a peer review of all ... Read more...

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Japan struggles to tame n-fallout, hikes alert level (Night Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Fire trucks sprayed jets of water on the overheated Fukushima nuclear plant Friday as Japan's battle to contain a nuclear fallout from the quake-hit reactors entered ... Read more...

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Japan raises nuclear alert to level 5


March 18th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 18(ANI): Japan has raised the alert level at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant from four to five on a seven-point international scale for atomic incidents.Level 5 is used to ... Read more...

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Japan hikes n-plant alert level, IAEA calls it extremely serious (Evening Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Fire trucks sprayed jets of water on the overheating Fukushima nuclear power plant Friday as Japan's nuclear safety agency raised the crisis rating to level 5, ... Read more...

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‘Suicide squad’ mans Japan’s n-plant (Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Personnel attempting to cool down Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have been dubbed a "suicide squad" with their families accepting their fate like a "death sentence".The ... Read more...

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Radiation high at Japanese plant despite cooling effort


March 17th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Radiation levels remain high at the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant in east Japan, the plant's operator said, as efforts continue to cool the reactors from ... Read more...

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Oil prices may rise but early to assess Japan fallout: RBI


March 17th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) While warning of higher petroleum fuel prices, India's central bank Thursday said it was too early to assess the impact of the devastating earthquake and tsunami ... Read more...

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Choppers dump water on Japan nuclear reactor


March 17th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) The Japanese military Thursday began using helicopters to dump water on a damaged nuclear reactor after the Fukushima nuclear plant's power operator failed to cool it ... Read more...

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Top scientists brief PM on nuclear safety


March 16th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Even as Japan deals with the threat of a nuclear meltdown in the wake of a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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More damage to Japan’s n-reactors, radiation levels soar (Third Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Fears of a nuclear meltdown escalated sharply Tuesday with an explosion in a third reactor in Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant and a fire at a fourth ... Read more...

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No possibility of Chernobyl-style accident at Fukushima nuclear plant: Experts


March 14th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): Experts say there is no possibility of a Chernobyl-style accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant.Despite a second explosion at the site, Japanese authorities are playing down the danger ... Read more...

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Major setback for Iran’s first N-plant: Report


February 26th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) A newly completed nuclear reactor in Iran has run into serious problems and threatens to become a major embarrassment for the Iranian government that could delay its initial ... Read more...

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Iran informs IAEA inspectors of Bushehr nuke plant setback


February 26th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Tehran, Feb.26 (ANI): Iran has reportedly told atomic inspectors this week that it had run into a serious problem at a newly completed nuclear reactor in Bushehr.The plant was supposed to start ... Read more...

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