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Category: Nuclear
Last updated: Feb 12 2016 22:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Indo-Canada nuclear deal: Ontario minister flags concerns on nuclear liability law 7.2.2016 ET: Foreign Trade
A senior lawmaker from Canada feels the Indian nuclear liability law remains an issue and can adversely impact the investments.
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Electricity holiday lifted 7.2.2016 TOI: Cities
The staggered industrial holiday introduced for industries in the Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) region was withdrawn on Saturday after improvement in power ...
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Japanese volcano Sakurajima‬‬ erupts, nearby nuclear plant unaffected 5.2.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
A Japanese volcano named Sakurajima‬‬ about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, shooting ash nearly 2 km into the night sky along with fountains of lava, but there were no immediate report of damage and operations at the power station were not affected. Following what they termed an "explosive eruption," Japan's Meteorological Agency raised the warning level on the peak, which experiences hundreds of small eruptions a year, to 3, meaning that people should not approach the mountain. "It appears that stones have been thrown about 2 km from the crater, but this area is quite far from any communities," Kazuhiro Ishihara, an emeritus professor at Kyoto University, told NHK national television. Television footage showed red streams of lava bursting from the side of the mountain, but Ishihara said he thought the impact of the eruption would not be that serious. The Sendai nuclear power staion, run by Kyushu Electric Power and located on the same island, resumed operations last year after ...
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He couldn't give a damn for what the world thinks! 5.2.2016 Rediff: Columns
Pyongyang wants the world to recognise its nuclear capability, says Srikanth Kondapalli.
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Kudankulam nuclear power reactor shut down again due to steam leak in turbine 5.2.2016 TOI: Chennai
The unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power project was shut down once again on Thursday night following a problem in the ...
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Kudankulam nuclear power plant down due to steam leak 5.2.2016 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The 1,000 MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam stopped generation on Thursday night following a steam leak. The unit was restarted only on January 30 after nearly seven months of maintenance ...
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India ratifies convention to address civil nuclear liabilities 5.2.2016 DNA: Popular News
In a significant move aimed at putting an end to the contentious nuclear liability issue and assuage suppliers' concerns, India on Thursday ratified the Convention of Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage, marking an important step in addressing matters related to civil nuclear liabilities. The move will help establish a worldwide liability regime of enhanced compensation for nuclear damages. India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Vienna, Austria, Rajiva Misra, on Thursday handed over the Instrument of Ratification to Acting Director General of nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Juan Carlos Lentijo, official sources said. The Convention will come into force in India on May 4 this year, 90 days from the date of deposit of the ratification instrument. Clauses under the Civil Liability Nuclear Damage (CLND) Act were major impediments in the progress of building reactors with US in India. Following the discussions in the Contact Group between US and India last ...
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India ratifies nuclear liability convention, hopes to win foreign investment 5.2.2016 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
India ratified an international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, the government said on Thursday, the final piece in its efforts to address the concerns of foreign nuclear suppliers and draw them into a market worth billions of ...
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India ratifies nuclear liability convention, hopes to win foreign investment 5.2.2016 Sify Finance
By Sanjeev Miglani
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KNPP Plant I generation up; to touch 1000 MW within 2 days 4.2.2016 ET: Power
Power generation at the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, which resumed operation last week after a break of seven months.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conducts meeting on corruption, abuse of power 4.2.2016 DNA: Money
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting of senior ruling party officials aimed at rooting out corruption and abuses of power ahead of a major congress to be held in May, its state media reported today, calling the gathering the first of its kind. The meeting this week focused on strengthening the ruling party and criticised "the practices of seeking privileges, misuse of authority, abuse of power and bureaucratism," according to a report by the Korean Central News Agency. It is unusual for North Korea's state-controlled media to make note of such problems within the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, which Kim heads and which has been in power since the founding of North Korea in 1948. The two-day meeting, which ended on Wednesday and was "guided" by Kim, brought together members of the ruling party's Central Committee and the Party Committee of the Korean People's Army. Though the article did not elaborate on the problems or suggested solutions, outside experts have long speculated that ...
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Why India must pause its nuclear expansion plans 3.2.2016 Rediff: Columns
'Decisions on nuclear power have so far been taken by a small select group, primarily interested in profiteering from their actions, stating 'secrecy' as necessary from the national security point.'
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Making a nuclear fusion device – timelapse video 3.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

Timelapse footage showing the construction of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator nuclear fusion device at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, north-east Germany. Scientists at the institute are conducting a nuclear fusion experiment on Wednesday which they hope will advance the quest for a clean and safe form of nuclear power

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True Story: Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize! 3.2.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
Monday wasn’t a good day for US Presidential candidate Donald Trump whose infamous ‘loser’ phrase came back to haunt him as he lost to Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucus. But it’s not all bad news for Trump whose name figures, along with Pope Francis’, for the Nobel Peace Prize! The Nobel committee allows a host of individuals to nominate people and Trump’s name was nominated for "his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, Isis, nuclear Iran and Communist China”. According to UK's The Telegraph, the nomination was made by an anonymous US politician. Kristian Berg Harpviken, a Nobel watcher and head of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, said that others on the list were Pope Francis, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Colombian peace negotiators, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation. Incidentally, thousands of people are eligible to submit nominations for the Peace Prize and, according ...
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German scientists to conduct nuclear fusion experiment 3.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

Angela Merkel to attend test in which team will heat hydrogen until it becomes plasma in bid for clean nuclear power

Scientists in Germany are poised to conduct a nuclear fusion experiment they hope will advance the quest for a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

In a test expected to be attended by Angela Merkel, the chancellor, researchers will inject a tiny amount of hydrogen into a special device and heat it until it becomes a super-hot gas known as plasma – mimicking conditions inside the sun.

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'China has stolen a march over us at sea' 3.2.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'We have been found seriously wanting in addressing our undersea warfare capability and China's emergence is a cause for concern.'
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Border tensions rumble over aging Belgian nuclear reactors 3.2.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Decision to restart 40-year-old nuclear reactors places strain on relations between European neighbours, as Germans and Dutch voice concerns

Belgium’s decision to restart two 40-year-old nuclear reactors is putting pressure on northern Europe’s political fault lines, with Germany announcing on Tuesday that it would send experts to inspect the plants.

Concerns have been stoked by the discovery of thousands of defects in the reactors’ pressure vessels, a fire, and one unresolved sabotage incident at the plants, which also border Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

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Jaitapur Nuclear Plant stuck due to wrong health hazard perception, says Jitendra Singh 2.2.2016 ET: Power
Singh also said that Phase 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu will be commissioned this “March-April”.
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Power generation at Kudankulam nuclear-plant touches 350 mw 2.2.2016 ET: Power
Plant Director S Sundar told newsmen that the power generation slowly increased and touched 350MW midnight yesterday.
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Edward Snowden, Colombia, Greek islanders among Nobel Peace Prize tips 1.2.2016 DNA: Top News
Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, peace negotiators in Colombia or Greek islanders helping Syrian refugees were among tips for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize at the deadline for nominations on Monday. Nobel watchers also speculated that negotiators of an accord over Iran's nuclear programme could be in the running after a surprise award last year to a coalition of Tunisian democracy campaigners, the National Dialogue Quartet. "2016 may finally be Edward Snowden's year ... His leaks are now having a positive effect," Kristian Berg Harpviken, head of the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, told Reuters, putting him top of his list of candidates. Harpviken said many nations were now reforming laws to restrict intelligence gathering, helping human rights, in the wake of Snowden's leaks in 2013 of details of the U.S. government's surveillance programmes. Washington has filed espionage charges against Snowden, who has been granted asylum in Russia. An award of the $930,000 prize to Snowden, by a Nobel ...
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