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India can develop cheapest nuclear reactor


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India can develop world's cheapest nuclear reactor - of 700 Megawatt (MW) capacity - at a cost of $1,700 per kilowatt, parliament was informed Thursday."India ... 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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Kailash Chandra Purohit to head NPCIL


June 25th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Nuclear scientist and technocrat Kailash Chandra Purohit took over as the new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) Monday, an ... Read more...

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Bhavini takes measures in favour of fast reactor project


June 11th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) With the commissioning of India's own 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) slated for 2013 and plans for two more such reactors at Kalpakkam, Bharatiya ... Read more...

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India to launch 16 new nuclear reactors


June 1st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 1 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) will launch 16 reactors at an outlay of Rs.2.3 trillion ($40 billion) during the 12th Plan period (2012-17), ... Read more...

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‘India can’t produce 20,000 MW n-energy by 2020


April 4th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) India's ambitious deadline to generate 20,000 MW nuclear energy by 2020 may be delayed by almost a year, a top official said here Wednesday.The Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear reactors generate record power


April 4th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 4 (IANS) India's 19 nuclear reactors generated a record 32,455 million units (MUs) of power in fiscal 2011-12, posting a robust growth of 23 percent over previous fiscal ... Read more...

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India’s first fast breeder reactor to go critical early 2013


January 21st, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) India's first 500-MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR), being set up at Kalpakkam near here, is likely to go critical early next year and commercial generation ... Read more...

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India’s first fast-breeder reactor to cost Rs.5,677 crore


April 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu), April 30 (IANS) The upcoming 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) being built by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (Bhavini) in this Tamil Nadu town is ... Read more...

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Kaiga’s third atomic unit reactivated


April 20th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) The third unit of the Kaiga atomic power generating station near Karwar in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka has been reactivated and was linked to the ... Read more...

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Kaiga n-plant was shut over false alarm: Official (Lead)


April 10th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) Everything is safe at the Kaiga atomic power station and it was a false alarm that led to the shutting down of its third reactor on ... Read more...

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Kaiga n-plant was shut over false alarm: Official


April 10th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) The fire alarm which shut the third reactor of the Kaiga atomic power station Friday was erranous, an official said Sunday, ruling out any fire mishap."Preliminary ... Read more...

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Ex-atomic energy chief opposes n-reactor import


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A former chief of India's atomic energy regulator Sunday opposed the central government's move to import light water reactors (LWRs) in the next two ... Read more...

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No radiation effect in India, affirms AEC chief


March 18th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) There has been no effect in India of radiation exposure from the quake-hit reactors in Japan, said Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chief Srikumar Banerjee ... Read more...

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Safety plans in place at Kaiga atomic unit in Karnataka


March 14th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 14 (IANS) Multi-level safety measures have been put in place at the state-run Kaiga atomic power station in the coastal Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, a senior official ... Read more...

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India orders safety review of nuclear reactors: PM (Roundup)


March 14th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) India Monday said its nuclear reactors can withstand "large natural disasters" but has ordered a safety review at nuclear plants following a nuclear fallout ... Read more...

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India to review nuclear safety systems: PM (Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) India has ordered a review of safety systems at all its nuclear plants to ensure they withstand "large natural disasters" like tsunamis and earthquakes, ... Read more...

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PM to launch fuel reprocessing plant


January 5th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, Jan 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate a 100-tonne per annum Power Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Tarapur here Friday, officials ... Read more...

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India to phase out Cirus nuke research reactor soon


December 1st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Saurav Jha Kaiga (Karnataka), Dec 1 (IANS) India will soon phase out the Cirus research reactor, the 40-MW power unit supplied by Canada in the mid-50s with heavy water from the US ... Read more...

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India ranks sixth in nuclear power generation


November 27th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 27 (IANS) India ranked sixth in the world's elite nuclear club, with its 20th nuclear-powered reactor at Kaiga in Karnataka achieving criticality Saturday, a senior official said."India is elevated to ... Read more...

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Construction of nuclear power plant begins in Gujarat


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Construction of a state-of-the-art indigenously designed nuclear power plant unit began Monday in Gujarat, an official said here.The first pour of concrete, signifying the zero date (the official ... Read more...

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Areva to import critical parts for first nuke units in India


October 15th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) French nuclear group Areva is at an advanced stage of negotiations with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to supply six mega light water reactors and ... Read more...

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‘Regulating various nuclear reactors in India a challenge’


October 12th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), Oct 12 (IANS) The expansion of India's nuclear power sector with the setting up of mega sized reactors of differing technologies - light water, fast breeder and advanced heavy ... Read more...

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Robots to fabricate fuel for new Indian nuclear reactors


October 12th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu) Oct 12 (IANS) With mega sized nuclear reactors set to dot the Indian atomic power landscape, the Hyderabad-based Nuclear Fuel Complex has decided to induct robots in the fuel ... Read more...

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India’s nuclear power generation exceeds target


October 11th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Electricity generation from India's nuclear power plants exceeded its target for the first time in nearly half a decade, mainly due to the availability of imported fuel, an ... Read more...

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Asian nations need to cooperate in nuclear field


October 11th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), Oct 11 (IANS) As a whopping 271 nuclear power reactors are being planned in Asia, there is an urgent need for cooperation among countries of the region to the ... Read more...

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India to build 25 reactors in next five years


October 11th, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), Oct 10 (IANS) India is planning to build 25 reactors in the next five years, a senior official said Sunday.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the inaugural function ... Read more...

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India offers small, mid-sized n-reactors for sale


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) India is poised to become a global player in the nuclear industry business by offering a variety of options to countries requiring cost-competitive and proven technology like pressurized ... Read more...

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MPs panel visits atomic sites in Mumbai


July 6th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) A team of MPs Tuesday visited the Tarapur Atomic Power Station and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre here to review the facilities, an official said. The Standing Committee on Science ... Read more...

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India, Canada ink landmark civil nuke cooperation pact


June 28th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitToronto, June 28 (ANI): India and Canada on Sunday evening broke new ground historically by signing a landmark civil nuclear cooperation agreement.Welcoming the signing of the agreement after bilateral ... Read more...

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India, Canada expected to sign nuke deal in June


March 12th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) India and Canada are expected to sign a civil nuclear deal during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the country in June that will increase the prospects ... Read more...

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India expanding civil n-energy programme: President


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India is fast expanding its "ambitious" civil nuclear energy programme and has signed peaceful atomic agreements with many countries, President Pratibha Patil said here Monday, adding ... Read more...

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As fuel supplies resume, India’s nuclear power output up


January 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) India's atomic power generation has gone up 15 percent over the past few months, following the resumption of fuel supplies from abroad after the accord ... Read more...

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Nuclear industry grows, but where are the components?


January 8th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 8 (IANS) The quick growth of the Indian nuclear industry is posing new challenges, especially for the delivery of components for new power plants, says Srikumar Banerjee, the ... Read more...

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India planning major expansion of its nuclear-power capacity


January 5th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that India is planning a major expansion of its nuclear-power capacity.According to a report in Nature News, Srikumar Banerjee, head of the India's Atomic Energy Commission, ... Read more...

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