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SC rejects petitioner's plea to close down Kudankulam plant, grants time till 2022 to build AFR facility 2.7.2018 DNA: Money
The Supreme Court today directed the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to set up a facility for safe storage of radio-active spent nuclear fuel at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) by April 2022. It rejected the plea of the petitioner to close down Kudankulum nuclear plant out of safety concerns.  The apex court, which had earlier granted time till May 30 this year for the purpose, extended the time for the NPCIL to set up the 'Away From Reactor Facility' (AFR) to store the spent nuclear fuel. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the corporation, that the deadline for setting up of the storage facility be extended till April 30, 2022. The bench, however, made it clear that no further extension of time shall be granted to the corporation for setting up of the AFR at the nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu. The apex court had earlier allowed the Centre to ...
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Russia to supply technical security equipment to India 21.6.2018 Sify Finance
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom on Thursday said that its subsidiary Nikiret has signed an agreement with Indian engineering services firm Core Energy Systems Pvt Ltd for the promotion of its technical security equipment in India.
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₹948 crore lost due to lack of trained manpower at Kudankulam nuclear plant: CAG 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The NPCIL did not properly assess the level of expertise needed for refuelling before shutting down the reactor in 2015, say the government auditor.
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India's Keen Interest In Bangladesh Nuclear Plant Near Its Border 11.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Less than two hours' from the eastern edge of West Bengal, across the international border, frenzied activity is underway to build a hi-tech nuclear power plant in Bangladesh's Rooppur.
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Inside The Russian Factory That Makes Parts For Kudankulam Nuclear Plant 9.6.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
It's a mega manufacturing facility, the covered area of which is the size of several football fields. A road runs through the shop floor at the unit of Atomenergomash, a subsidiary of Rosatom,...
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Russia To Supply Advanced Safe Fuel For Kudankulam Nuclear Plant 8.6.2018 NDTV News - Latest
New, more advanced and safe fuel will be reloaded into the two running reactors of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project or KNPP and also into the subsequent units being built in Tamil Nadu with the...
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HCC bags contract at nuclear power project in Bangladesh 6.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Russia’s Atomstroyexport awarded the $110-mn deal to JV
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Major environmental conflicts in Tamil Nadu 5.6.2018 FrontLine: Cover Story
Most community-led protests relating to environmental issues in Tamil Nadu have been put down with a heavy hand or have fizzled out for one reason or the other. The protests against the coal...
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US woman deported as her activity had political overtones: Govt to HC 31.5.2018 General News
The Centre today told the Delhi High Court that it had deported an American woman entrepreneur and later blacklisted her as some of her activities had political overtones and she had made false assertions in her application for a business visa. The government told Justice Rajiv Shakdher, who is hearing the matter, that the woman was carrying out charity work and NGO activities for which there was a different visa and she could not carry out those under a business visa. It also told the court that some activities of the 48-year-old US national, Kasha Elizabeth Vande, had poltical overtones, like when she organised an art exhibition against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. A plea was moved challenging her detention at the Chennai airport when she had returned from the US. She was deported on January 5, even before the matter had reached the court. The government said while an Indian citizen can carry out such an activity, a foreigner visiting
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Makkal Adhikaram clarifies on Thoothukudi 30.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Says it did not instigate violence during the anti-Sterlite protest
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Where Kudankulam's nuclear island is created bit by bit 22.5.2018 General News
The steam generator for the third unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu is three months away from completion at the Atomenergomash factory around three hours drive from here, according to its Director, Maksim Jidkov.
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PM Modi, Putin May Discuss Energy, Nuclear Issues At 'No-Agenda' Summit 20.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
PM Modi is flying in only for a day for this summit at the "invitation of Mr Putin" and it comes close on the heels of the unique "informal summit" held between India and China recently in Wuhan. This...
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NPCIL wins Russian award for 'Atom on Wheels' campaign 15.5.2018 General News
In recognition of the importance of public outreach in nuclear power development, state-run Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) on Monday won the top award in the public communication category from the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom at its 10th Atomexpo international conference here.
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RInfra board approves raising up to Rs 3,000 cr via equity shares issue 14.5.2018 General News
Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) today said its board has approved raising up to Rs 3,000 crore by issuance of equity shares to its existing shareholders or qualified institutional investors to bolster long-term resources. "The board approved the company augmenting long-term resources by issue of equity shares by way of rights issue to the existing shareholders and/or through Qualified Institutions Placement, for an amount up to Rs 3,000 crore," the company said in a filing to BSE. The board constituted a committee of directors in this behalf to decide the mode of issue, issue price, timing of issue and all other related matters. The board noted some of the awards recently won by the company, including Rs 7,000 crore Versova-Bandra sea link project, Rs 3,647 crore Uppur thermal power project, Rs 1,585 crore Mumbai metro line 4 project and Rs 1,081 crore Kudankulam nuclear power project. "In view of the above, the board agreed to further strengthen the company's net worth and capital ..
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Spent fuel will be stored at KKNPP site itself: NPCIL 7.5.2018 Hindu: National
Says plant has enough capacity to store it for a few years more
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World's first floating nuclear plant put to sea by Russia 28.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first "floating" nuclear power plant (FNPP) for installation in remote areas, has headed out on its first sea voyage from this Baltic shipyard here, Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom said on Saturday.
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Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant designed to withstand earthquakes and other threats: NPCIL tells SC 24.4.2018 DNA: Money
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd today told the Supreme Court that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has advanced safety features and it was designed to withstand earthquakes and other such threats. The NPCIL made the submissions before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The bench was hearing an NPCIL application seeking an extension of time to complete the away-from-reactor (AFR) facility for spent fuel according to the apex court's directions passed in a judgment in May 2013. Representing NPCIL, Additional Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta told the bench, comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, the process to complete the AFR facility was going on. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, opposed the NPCIL plea and said even after the fuel rods were out of service, they remain radioactive for a long time. He referred to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan after a massive earthquake and followed by a tsunami, and said the spent fuel ...
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SC seeks report on compliance of safety features of Kudankulam n-plant 23.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to file an affidavit indicating the progress made on safety features of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district.
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Kudankulam nuclear plant has advanced safety features, can withstand earthquakes: NPCIL informs SC 23.4.2018 General News
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd today told the Supreme Court that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has advanced safety features and it was designed to withstand earthquakes and other such threats. The NPCIL made the submissions before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The bench was hearing an NPCIL application seeking an extension of time to complete the away-from-reactor (AFR) facility for spent fuel according to the apex court's directions passed in a judgment in May 2013. Representing NPCIL, Additional Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta told the bench, comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, the process to complete the AFR facility was going on. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, opposed the NPCIL plea and said even after the fuel rods were out of service, they remain radioactive for a long time. He referred to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan after a massive earthquake and followed by a tsunami, and ...
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‘Shut down Kudankulam till spent fuel facility is ready’ 23.4.2018 Hindu: Health
NGO says operation of units without proper storage space poses a risk
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