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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 NDMA policy on safety drills near nuclear sites, finds RTI plea


July 7th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) India's apex disaster management authority has not framed any policy on training people in safety drills or other such exercises in an area, before commissioning a ... Read more...

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Record n-energy production in 2011-12


April 4th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), which operates 19 nuclear power reactors in the country, has notched the highest-ever energy generation of 32,455 MU ... 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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‘China to safely develop n-power’ (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China will "safely and effectively" develop nuclear power, Premier Wen Jiabao has said in a report to the top legislature.In his report submitted to the 5th ... Read more...

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Nuclear Corp now turns to catchy jingles to push Kudankalam


November 25th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Catchy jingles aired on two FM radio stations instead of dull and drab facts - this is the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd's new effort ... Read more...

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India plans 10 new nuclear projects by 2017


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Ten new nuclear power projects are planned during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) period, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.However, no new nuclear power ... Read more...

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Plans to circulate coolant in Kudankulam reactor


November 19th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Officials are mulling circulating coolant water in the first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as the stagnant water in the reactor vessel and ... Read more...

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Kudankulam panels may not meet third time


November 19th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Members of a central team are an exasperated lot after failing to convince a Tamil Nadu government-appointed team that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: Second round of talks ends in stalemate (Lead)


November 18th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The second meeting of the experts committees formed by the central and the Tamil Nadu governments to allay fears about the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: Second round of talks ends in stalemate


November 18th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The second meeting of the experts committees formed by the central and the Tamil Nadu governments to allay fears about the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Anti-nuclear stand is not anti-national: Activist


November 17th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) "Being anti-nuclear power does not mean one is anti-national," an anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) activist said Thursday referring to police cases slapped on protesters and ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: First reactor might miss March deadline


November 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) With protests bringing work to a standstill, atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd's hopes of commissioning the first 1,000 MW unit at ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: Central panel deliberates in detail


November 16th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) The multi-disciplinary experts committee set up by the central government to interact with officials of the Tamil Nadu government and representatives of the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: Experts panels may meet Friday


November 15th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) The second meeting of the experts committees formed by the central and the Tamil Nadu governments to allay fears about the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Russian reactors at Kudankulam not under civil liability law: Official


November 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) Russian atomic power plant supplier Atomstroyexport will not be governed by India's civil nuclear liability law for the two 1000 MW reactors installed at the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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Probe into funds for anti-Kudankulam agitators


November 12th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) With the agitation against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) continuing for nearly three months, the central government has ordered a probe into the source of ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters demand white paper


November 12th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) Citing divergent views on the safety features of the Russian reactors being set up at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, a group protesting the nuclear power project ... Read more...

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Now, a pro-Kundankulam rally


November 11th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) Even as the anti-Kudankulam nuclear plant protest entered its 25th day Friday, a pro-Kudankulam rally was called by Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) near Tirunelveli ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: Aide hopeful Kalam plan will bring peace


November 11th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) With the centre remaining silent over the 10 point plan suggested by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the development of Kudankulam and surrounding areas ... Read more...

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Answers being prepared about Kudankulam n-plant


November 10th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 10 (IANS) Answers to the queries raised by a group opposing the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) are being prepared and will be given to them, Union Minister ... 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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Kudankulam row: Anti-nuke yatra starts Thursday


November 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) More than 100 anti-nuclear energy activists will Thursday embark on a yatra from Madurai to Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu to create awareness about ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor faces corrosion risk


November 9th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) The stagnant coolant water in the reactor vessel and pipes in the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is giving sleepless nights ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa to take call on resuming work at Kudankulam: Activist


November 8th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is to decide on resumption of work at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), said an anti-KNPP activist after participating ... Read more...

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Kudankulam row: Expert panels to meet Tuesday


November 7th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) The expert committees appointed by the central and Tamil Nadu governments to allay fears of locals about the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tirunelveli district of Tamil ... 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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Kudankulam row: Atomic panel head to meet state officials


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) Top officials of the Indian nuclear establishment will meet Tamil Nadu officials Friday to discuss ways to allay the fears of villagers in Tirunelveli district who ... Read more...

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Kudankulam officials hopeful of resuming work soon


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 3 (IANS) Officials of the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) employed at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu hope to resume ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam activists demand white paper on project


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) Activists protesting the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) have suggested two names for an expert panel and also put forward a charter of demands, including a ... Read more...

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Infants to fast against Kudankulam n-plant


November 1st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) In a bid to highlight the need for a safe planet that now has seven billion people, about 40 babies will Tuesday fast for an hour ... Read more...

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Kudankulam fast’s 11th day, letter against MNCs


October 28th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Even as the fast against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) continued for the 11th day Friday, around 50 children appealed to Russians, French and Americans ... Read more...

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No faulty equipment supplied by Russia for Kudankulam: NPCIL


October 27th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Russia has not supplied any faulty equipment for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) but has replaced free of cost some of the components that have ... Read more...

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Kudankulam relay fast enters 10th day


October 27th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) The protest fast against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) entered its 10th day Thursday in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu."People from Kuttukulai and Kuttapanai villages ... Read more...

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Kudankulam relay fast continues


October 26th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Braving intermittent rains on Diwali, protestors continued their fast against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) for the ninth consecutive day Wednesday in Tirunelveli district of ... Read more...

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