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SC moved against Kudankulam plant (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A private company's employee Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against a Madras High Court order giving the green signal to the commissioning of the Kudankulam ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to start full-load power generation by December


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu, where fuel loading begins next week, is expected to start full-load generation of 1,000 MW from its first ... Read more...

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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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AERB clears fuel loading in Kudankulam nuclear reactor


August 10th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Friday gave its nod to load real fuel in the first unit of 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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NPCIL declines to release nuke safety report


May 26th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NCPIL) has objected to a Central Information Commission (CIC) order for releasing a safety report on the Kudankulam nuclear reactor, ... Read more...

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Fukushima like accidents to recur


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 23 (IANS) Nuclear disasters like that of Chernobyl and Fukushima are likely to recur once in 10-20 years, threatening Europe with the world's highest risk of radioactive contamination, ... Read more...

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On doomsday fears, schoolgirl kills herself


May 19th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) A British schoolgirl hanged herself to death, believing that the world was coming to its end in 2012. She had researched doomsday scenarios on internet, an ... Read more...

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Kudankulam n-plant a step closer to going on stream


May 12th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The first unit of the protest-hit nuclear power project at Kudankulam is about to be commissioned. Officials have initiated the process to remove its dummy ... 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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Radioactive water leaks at Japan nuclear plant


March 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Japan's nuclear safety watchdog Monday said a leakage of about 1.5 tonnes of low-level radioactive water occurred at a plant of Japan Atomic Power Co. in ... Read more...

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Iran nuclear-programme could start cold war: Hague


February 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) If Iran acquires nuclear weapons it could lead to a new cold war in the Middle East, a former British foreign secretary has warned.The world would ... Read more...

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Iran no threat to Israel: Mossad chief


December 30th, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 30 (IANS) A nuclear Iran would not necessarily post an "existential" threat to Israel, head of the Israeli spy agency Mossad, Tamir Pardo, has said.Pardo was addressing a ... Read more...

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‘Kim Jong-il’s death was extensive intelligence failure’


December 20th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) South Korean and US intelligence services failed to pick up any clues even after 48 hours of Kim Jong-il's death last Saturday, demonstrating an extensive intelligence ... Read more...

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Japanese government declares ‘cold shutdown’ at Fukushima nuclear plant


December 16th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Japanese government on Friday announced it has successfully stabilized the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a state of 'cold shutdown', more than nine months after the ... Read more...

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Radioactive material on way to Iran seized in Moscow


December 16th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Radioactive material which was on its way to Iran was Friday seized at an airport in Moscow, a media report said.The 18 pieces of radioactive metal ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to be operational soon: PM


December 16th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Friday that the Russia-built Kudankulam nuclear reactor in Tamil Nadu will be operational "in a couple of months" and ... Read more...

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Sea trials soon of India’s indigenous n-submarine


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhli, Dec 2 (IANS) The sea trials of India's indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant are scheduled in a few months from now and it is likely to be ... Read more...

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North Korea says its building n-reactor


November 30th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Nov 30 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday said it was building a nuclear reactor and its production of low enriched uranium was underway.North Korea said that its nuclear activities related ... 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 n-plant safe, but no negotiator’s role: Kalam


November 7th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Monday vouched for the safety of the proposed Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu, where a protest is underway by ... Read more...

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Kalam visits Kudankulam plant, says its safe


November 6th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 6 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sunday visited the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu and said the plant was totally safe ... Read more...

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Fire halts Swedish n-reactor


October 24th, 2011 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A nuclear reactor in the Swedish town of Oskarshamn was closed down after a fire broke out at the power plant, Sweden's newspaper Local reported.The ... Read more...

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‘Unfortunate if Bengal doesn’t get n-plant’


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Expressing disappointment over the scrapping of a nuclear power project in West Bengal, leading physicist Bikash Sinha Monday said it would be unfortunate if the state ... Read more...

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India may build large nuclear power plants


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India is considering building large sized nuclear power plants in technical collaboration with some foreign vendors, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.Minister of State for ... Read more...

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N-reactor shut down in Japan


July 17th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 17 (IANS) A nuclear reactor of a power company in Japan was shut down Saturday after problems started in its cooling system, Xinhua reported. The No.1 reactor of the ... Read more...

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IAEA to refer Syrian nuclear issue to UNSC


June 10th, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Vienna, June 9 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Thursday asked Syria to fully cooperate over its outstanding nuclear issues and decided to report the issue to the ... Read more...

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Germany says will help India in nuclear safety


May 31st, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) A day after Germany announced it will phase out all its 17 nuclear plants by 2022, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday agreed to help ... Read more...

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Cooling system restored at Japan n-plant reactor


May 29th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The operator of the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant Sunday restored the cooling system and fuel pool at reactor No.5, officials said.The Tokyo Electric Power ... Read more...

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Workers enter Fukushima’s no.1 reactor for the first time since the earthquake and tsunami


May 5th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by BNO News
FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Thursday informed that workers entered the no. 1 nuclear reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant for the first time ... Read more...

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Israelis bombed Syrian ‘nuclear facility site’ in 2007: IAEA


April 29th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Apr 29(ANI): The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano has said that a target destroyed by Israeli warplanes in the Syrian desert in 2007 was the covert site of ... Read more...

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Ukranian and Russian Presidents visit Chernobyl Cathedral on 25th anniversary of explosion


April 26th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by BNO News
KIEV, UKRAINE (BNO NEWS) -- Presidents Dmitry Medvedev of Russia and Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine on Tuesday visited St. Ilya Chernobyl Cathedral, as Ukraine marks the Chernobyl Disaster's 25th anniversary.On April 26, ... Read more...

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US exploring new sanctions against Syria


April 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 26 (ANI): The White House said on Monday it was exploring new sanctions against Syria - mostly involving the assets of top officials around President Bashar al-Assad.Obama administration officials speaking ... Read more...

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Greenpeace observes a month of Japanese quake, tsunami (Second Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Marking a month of the devastating earthquake and associated tsunami that hit Japan, members of Greenpeace India held candlelight vigils at the India Gate in ... Read more...

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Japan: nitrogen injected into nuclear reactor to avoid hydrogen explosion


April 7th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) on Thursday said it had successfully injected nitrogen into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's No. 1 reactor in its effort to ... Read more...

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