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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam plant


September 13th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Declining to put on hold for now the loading of fuel rods in one of the two reactors of Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil ... Read more...

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Madras HC reserves order on Kudankulam petitions


August 29th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Disposing of a plea against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), the Madras High Court Wednesday reserved its decision on other petitions filed by G. Sundarrajan for ... Read more...

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Marine life faces large-scale extinction risk


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Marine life faces far greater risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, world's leading marine scientists have warned.Researchers from Australia, United ... Read more...

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Madras HC seeks details of Kudankulam power project


August 21st, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Madras High Court Tuesday ordered the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to file a fresh consent order for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) ... Read more...

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Crucial NPCIL-atomic energy regulator meet Aug 3


July 28th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is gearing up for a crucial Aug 3 meeting with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) in Mumbai ... Read more...

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NPCIL inspection at Kudankulam to end soon


July 14th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) is hopeful of getting the sectoral regulator's sanction to load fuel in the first 1,000 MW ... Read more...

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Tarun Vijay seeks better water supply for Andaman residents


May 18th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament Tarun Vijay Friday said that the residents of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were facing a shortage ... Read more...

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India’s first oceanarium to come up in Greater Noida


May 5th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In another first for the National Capital Region (NCR), the country's first oceanarium is all set to open in Greater Noida by the year-end.Developed as ... Read more...

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Activists brief Jayalalithaa on Kudankulam risks


February 29th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday assured a delegation from the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), who briefed her about the risks of the ... Read more...

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CO2 threatens fish’s very survival in oceans


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Can you imagine seas and oceans completely bereft of colourful fish? The possibility may not be all that far-fetched, thanks to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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Heavy rain, gale in south coastal Andhra


December 30th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Heavy rain accompanied by strong gale lashed south coastal Andhra and Chittoor district of Rayalaseema region under the impact of severe cyclone Thane which hit the ... Read more...

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Russia has 25,000 undersea radioactive waste sites


December 26th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There are nearly 25,000 hazardous underwater objects containing solid radioactive waste in Russia, an emergencies ministry official said Monday.According to Oleg Kuznetsov, deputy head of ... Read more...

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Fukushima site finally stabilised: Japan PM


December 16th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 16 (IANS) The crippled nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima power plant have finally been stabilised, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Friday.An earthquake and tsunami in March knocked out ... Read more...

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Sea should be exploited for progress: Kerala minister


October 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani Sunday said that the central government should enact laws so that seawater and sand could be exploited for development without raising ... Read more...

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Efforts underway to clear stranded ship from Mumbai beach


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Insurance companies, salvagers and owners of the stranded Panama-flagged oil tanker M.T. Pavit have arrived here to discuss ways to either salvage or refloat the vessel, ... Read more...

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MARG bags Gujarat power project’s work


July 27th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 26 (IANS) Chennai-headquartered diversified infrastructure organisation MARG Ltd. has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work order valued at Rs.237.58 crore from Bhavnagar Energy Company Ltd. in ... Read more...

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‘Mumbai wasting crores on water management’


July 9th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) Mumbai's plans to spend hundreds of crores on sea water desalinisation projects and pumping excess rainwater into the sea was a sheer waste of money, according ... Read more...

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Strong currents accelerate Antarctic ice melt


June 27th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) Strong ocean currents are eroding the ice beneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, accelerating its melting. According to one estimate, the total collapse of Pine Island ... Read more...

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India develops technology to fight aliens in the sea


June 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dona Paula (Goa), June 12 (IANS) India has developed an eco-friendly technology to treat sea water brought in by cargo ships into our domain, bringing along with it alien organisms ... Read more...

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Chandigarh brothers become youngest sea-divers


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Always fascinated by the sea and marine life and inspired by their naval officer father and sky-diver mother, two boys from Chandigarh have become the ... Read more...

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Battery that uses freshwater, seawater to generate electricity developed


April 21st, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Stanford researchers have developed a battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity.Anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such as river ... Read more...

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Couple tried to check in dead cow on Virgin Atlantic flight


April 14th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Virgin Atlantic has let the public into its list of some of the most bizarre things people try to bring onboard. Among the many things that ... Read more...

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Radioactive iodine 4,385 times legal limit found in sea water near Fukushima nuke plant


March 31st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 31 (ANI): The level of radioactive iodine-131 found in seawater near the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, has soared to its highest reading yet at a concentration of 4,385 ... Read more...

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Radioactive iodine 3,355 times legal limit found in sea water near Fukushima nuke plant


March 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): The Japanese government's nuclear agency has claimed that radioactive iodine-131 at a concentration of 3,355 times the maximum allowable level under the law has been detected in the ... Read more...

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Battery that makes electricity from water developed


March 30th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A battery that takes advantage of the difference in salinity between freshwater and seawater to produce electricity has been developed by Stanford researchers.Anywhere freshwater enters the sea, such ... Read more...

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Radioactive iodine 1,250 times over limit in Japan sea


March 26th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 26 (IANS) Radioactive iodine 1,250 times over the permissible limit has been detected in the sea off the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, officials said Saturday.Readings ... Read more...

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Sea water off Kukushima has high level of radioactive iodine


March 24th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Radioactive iodine in seawater near an outlet at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant has been detected at 147 times the safety limit, the Kyodo ... Read more...

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Fukushima nuclear power plant crisis will be effectively overcome: IAEA chief


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22(ANI): The situation at Japan's quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious, but it will be effectively overcome, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano has said.The ... Read more...

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Japan hikes n-plant alert level, IAEA calls it extremely serious (Evening Lead)


March 18th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Fire trucks sprayed jets of water on the overheating Fukushima nuclear power plant Friday as Japan's nuclear safety agency raised the crisis rating to level 5, ... Read more...

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Japan struggles to prevent n-meltdown, 20 people irradiated (Roundup)


March 18th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Japan scrambled to prevent a nuclear meltdown as military vehicles late Thursday started to pour water on the over-heating Fukushima plant that was severely damaged in ... Read more...

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Tsunami memories return to haunt Tamil Nadu coast


March 14th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) The television visuals of tsunami waves gobbling up homes, vehicles and even planes in Japan brought back the memories of shock and horror to the people ... Read more...

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Japan rocked by second nuclear explosion


March 14th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.14 (ANI): The second hydrogen explosion in three days occurred at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant on monday, sending a huge cloud of smoke into the air and wounding six workers. ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena warns of beating Jaitapur n-plant supporters


February 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Monday warned that the advocates of the multi-billion-rupee Jaitapur nuclear power plant would be beaten up with slippers wherever they travel in the Konkan region ... Read more...

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Court serves notice to power grid on Kutch creek towers


February 11th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Friday issued notice to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) and the union and state governments over installing transmission towers in Surajbari ... Read more...

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Grand piano found on sandbar in Miami Bay


January 26th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US authorities have indicated that they will not be moving a grand piano that mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in Miami Bay.The piano is estimated to ... Read more...

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