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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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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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Bhavini, fast-breeder reactor operator, to raise Rs.1,200 crore


June 10th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) India's fast breeder reactor operator, Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam (Bhavini), is planning to raise around Rs.1,200 crore, tapping the domestic debt market, for its upcoming ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan keen to expand civil nuke ties with India


February 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Kazakhstan is keen to expand civil nuclear ties with India, its envoy here said Wednesday.Ambassador Doulat Kuanyshev said the two strategic partners should look beyond ... 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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Nuclear power sector target too ‘aggressive’, says expert


February 9th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.9 (ANI): An "over-aggressive" target for the nuclear power industry by 2020 may harm the sector's healthy development, an industry expert from the National Development and Reform Commission's (NDRC) think tank ... Read more...

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Work on two more fast breeder reactors begins


September 14th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) India's fast breeder reactor operator Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (Bhavini) has started preliminary work for the construction of two more units at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu. "The government ... Read more...

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Moldova authorities intercept a 2kg consignment of Uranium-238


August 25th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moldova, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Authorities in Moldova have intercepted a consignment of two kilograms of Uranium-238 radioactive that authorities say could be used to make atomic bombs.Authorities say they ... Read more...

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India has 1.47 lakh tonne of uranium resources: Chavan


August 9th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India has an estimated 1.47 lakh tonnes of uranium resources, most of it in Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand, Rajya Sabha was informed Monday. "The uranium resource in the ... Read more...

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Iran’s uranium a step away from weapon grade


February 11th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Iran has announced that it will produce uranium enriched to contain 20 per cent of the fissile isotope uranium-235, which is to refuel a reactor in Tehran that ... Read more...

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Rajasthan nuclear power unit goes critical


November 24th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Unit 5 of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Project, a 220 MW pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR), attained criticality at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan, an official of the Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Scientists use waste to recover uranium from polluted waters


September 7th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 7 (ANI): Researchers at Birmingham University, UK, using bacteria and inositol phosphate, a chemical analogue of a cheap waste material from plants, have recovered uranium from the polluted waters from ... Read more...

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Rajasthan atomic power station’s second unit resumes operations


September 1st, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) The 200-MW unit 2 of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), shut down since July 2007, resumed operations Tuesday after feeder replacements and obtaining required fuel, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Areva, NPCIL to sign deal for new reactors Wednesday


February 3rd, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India and France are set to start a new chapter in civilian nuclear cooperation when French nuclear giant Areva signs a pact with India's nuclear monopoly NPCIL ... Read more...

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Canada’s n-industry sees deals worth billions with India


January 24th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) The Canadian nuclear industry has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India to resume nuclear trade between the two countries after three decades, saying ... Read more...

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Work on two more fast breeder reactors to start (Second of two-part series)


January 19th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Plans for two more fast breeder reactors at the nuclear power complex in Kalpakkam near here are proceeding fast, even as India's first 500 MW fast breeder nuclear ... Read more...

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India’s fast nuclear reactors to be redesigned to cut costs (First of a two-part series)


January 18th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Scientists and engineers at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) are hoping to save around Rs.5 billion (Rs.500 crore or $104 million) by modifying the design ... Read more...

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Russia offers Brazil new uranium production technologies


October 31st, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 31 (RIA Novosti) Russia has offered Brazil new advanced technologies to produce uranium and build new nuclear power plants, a top official of Russia's nuclear corporation said Friday."The first direction ... Read more...

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Tata Power eyeing $3 bn nuclear power foray (Interview)


August 15th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Arjun Sen New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) With India's nuclear isolation likely to end soon, energy major Tata Power is busy planning and studying a minimum $3 billion (Rs.120 billion) foray into ... Read more...

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Fungi can ‘detoxify’ depleted uranium


May 6th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
London, May 6 (IANS) Popular imagination associates fungi with rotting or stale food, least suspecting that it could have some incredible fixing properties. For example, it can fix and detoxify depleted uranium, ... Read more...

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Fungi maybe natures eco-warrior against harmful effects of depleted uranium


May 5th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): A new report has suggested that fungi may have an important role to play in capturing potentially dangerous depleted uranium, left in the environment after recent ... Read more...

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Use of depleted uranium weapons by US behind doubling of Afghans health problems


May 1st, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin
London, May 1 (ANI): Scientists have attributed the doubling of health problems in Afghanistan in the last two years to use of weapons containing depleted uranium (DU) by the US-led coalition ... Read more...

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