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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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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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‘Pact with France soon for Jaitapur nuclear plants’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India hopes to seal by the end of the year a pact with France for multiple nuclear energy units at Jaitapur in ... Read more...

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Harmful for country to give up n-power option: PM (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday asserted that it would be harmful for the country to give up the option of nuclear power as an ... Read more...

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India must have option of nuclear power: PM


May 16th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said his government was committed to ensuring foolproof security of nuclear power plants but it would be harmful for ... Read more...

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Anti-nuke rally to mark Chernobyl’s 26th anniversary


April 26th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Hundreds of people are likely to take part in a three-km long march here Thursday evening to mark the 26th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear ... Read more...

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Uranium ore mine commissioned in Andhra Pradesh (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India commissioned a uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh Friday which is estimated to have one of the most significant uranium reserves in ... Read more...

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High alert in Tamil Nadu n-plants


April 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) A high alert was sounded at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam and Kalpakkam nuclear plants after the 8.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Sumatra region.Officials at the Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka concerned over Indian n-plants


April 8th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 8 (IANS) Concerned over nuclear power plants located in south India, the Sri Lankan government plans to raise the issue before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).According to ... Read more...

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Highest priority to safety of nuclear plants: Patil


March 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said the country will more than double nuclear power production by 2017 and added that the government accorded the highest ... Read more...

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N-power crucial to China: Expert


March 11th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 11 (IANS) Nuclear power is important to China because of its quest for climate change mitigation, an expert with the environment ministry has said."The Chinese nuclear industry ... Read more...

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Scientists cite 15 `near-misses’ at US n-plants


February 29th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) carried out 15 special inspections last year spurred by potentially serious incidents at power plants, the Union of Concerned Scientists ... Read more...

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‘India has long way to go in nuclear disaster safety’


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Notwithstanding the "enviable" record in handling safety concerns over nuclear plants, India has a long way to go in addressing the problem of nuclear ... Read more...

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A German village where every house has a cancer patient


February 13th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) A village in Germany has left health experts baffled as almost every household there has a resident suffering from cancer, a media report said Monday.The Wewelsfleth ... Read more...

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‘Weak links in security of India’s coastal n-plants’


January 20th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Weak links have been pointed out in the security of nuclear power plants along India's coastline and these are being addressed, a top official ... Read more...

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Diplomat’s expulsion: Venezuela to close Miami consulate


January 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela will respond to the US expulsion of its consul in Miami by closing - at least temporarily - its consulate in the Florida city, President ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear establishment mulls atomic waste sites


January 11th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Indian authorities are considering various locations to store nuclear waste generated by atomic power plants, a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd ... Read more...

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Kudankulam n-plant to be operational within weeks: PM (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) The Russian-built unit I of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu will be operationalised "in a couple of weeks", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said ... Read more...

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Nuclear plants need to be hardened: Scientist


December 16th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Post-Fukushima, nuclear plants across the globe need to be hardened and re-evaluated beyond the design basis to withstand natural calamities and hazards, an energy scientist said ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to be operational in two weeks: PM (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said India will make operational the Russian-built Kudankulam power plant in Tamil Nadu "in a couple of weeks", much ahead ... Read more...

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Indian nuclear plants to bolster safety measures


December 11th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator has decided to renew the operational licence of all the 20 atomic power plants in the country on a short term basis ... Read more...

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20-year-old Chinese n-plant totally safe


November 27th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 27 (IANS) China's first nuclear power plant that was set up in 1991 has been operating safely for the past 20 years, the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) ... Read more...

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French nuclear waste train enters Germany


November 26th, 2011 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Nov 26 (IANS) A French train loaded with 150 tonnes of reprocessed nuclear waste crossed into Germany Friday, heading for a controversial radioactive waste storage facility in a small ... Read more...

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US seeks level playing field for its nuclear firms


November 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Saying it was still studying India's regulations on civil nuclear liability, the United States has asserted that for it ensuring a level playing field for ... Read more...

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US studying India’s new nuclear liability rules


November 18th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The United States has withheld comments on implementation rules for the civil nuclear liability law notified by India, saying it was reviewing the measure."I think we're ... Read more...

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Ahead of Obama meeting, India notifies N-liability rules


November 17th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with US President Barack Obama in Bali, the government Wednesday notified the implementation rules for the civil ... Read more...

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Apex court directs NGOs to approach PM on n-plants


November 14th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked two NGOs to approach the prime minister or the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) for setting up an independent regulator ... Read more...

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Ahead of Obama meeting, PM says n-liability rules soon


November 13th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Ahead of his meeting with US President Barack Obama in Bali next week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea against n-plants Monday


November 12th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Monday hear a petition seeking to restrain the central government from setting up any new nuclear plants till an analysis of ... Read more...

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Indian n-plants absolutely safe: Atomic panel chief


November 10th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) All Indian nuclear plants are "absolutely safe", Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman Srikumar Banerjee said Thursday and indicated that people living around the upcoming Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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NPCIL, NALCO ink deal for nuclear plants


November 9th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) State-run firms Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) Wednesday signed an agreement for setting up nuclear power plants in ... Read more...

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Bengal should set up nuclear plants, SEZs: Assocham


November 7th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Going against the West Bengal government's stance, industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) Monday advocated setting up of nuclear power plants and ... Read more...

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Kalam to visit Kudankulam n-plant Sunday


November 5th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will visit the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Sunday to see for himself the safety features of the two Russian reactors ... Read more...

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Jaitapur plant will get consent: French ambassador


September 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) France is confident that the Jaitapur nuclear plant that has run into trouble because of earthquake concerns will get the green light, says outgoing French ... Read more...

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Typhoon Roke hits Japan


September 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Sept 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Typhoon Roke has hit Japan leaving at least four people dead. Japanese authorities had earlier issued a warning urging more than 1 million people to evacuate from ... Read more...

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