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Iran has expressed wish to work with India on nuclear safety, accident prevention and management
News & Analysis

Iran has expressed wish to work with India on nuclear safety, accident prevention and management

Iran, once an international outcast due to its controversial nuclear programme, has expressed hope it can work in tandem with India to enhance nuclear safety and knowledge management in the region to prevent "accidents".

Japan to restart first nuclear reactor post Fukushima disaster
World

Japan to restart first nuclear reactor post Fukushima disaster

The regulators said the plant is now deemed capable of avoiding severe accidents such as the Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns in an equally serious situation.

'Indian nuclear power plants have high safety standards'
India

'Indian nuclear power plants have high safety standards'

India has said it is committed to implementing the highest safety standards at its nuclear power plants as it seeks to harness the benefits of atomic energy to meet its growing energy requirements.

How UPA will further weaken RTI with its Nuclear safety bill
Politics

How UPA will further weaken RTI with its Nuclear safety bill

The NSRA Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in September 2011, has been criticised by leading RTI activists and transparency groups for its attempts to create high levels of secrecy around matters concerning nuclear power plants and the technology they use.

IAEA recommends boosting safety at Rajasthan nuke plants
India

IAEA recommends boosting safety at Rajasthan nuke plants

The global nuclear watchdog today suggested strengthening certain fire safety measures and stronger root-cause analyses of problems at the two atomic power plants in Rawat Bhata in Rajasthan.

AERB begins inspection of Kudankulam plant after loading of uranium
India

AERB begins inspection of Kudankulam plant after loading of uranium

A 10-member team from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board on Thursday began inspection of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.

Another Kudankulam PIL in SC seeks to make Russia liable
India

Another Kudankulam PIL in SC seeks to make Russia liable

A second PIL has been filed in the SC asking it to clarify if Russia can escape the liability clause in case of accidents.

HC gives go ahead for Kudankulam nuclear plant to start
India

HC gives go ahead for Kudankulam nuclear plant to start

The Madras High Court today cleared the decks for the loading of fuel and commissioning of unit 1 and 2 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project .

Damning CAG report on Atomic Energy: Why don’t we care?
India

Damning CAG report on Atomic Energy: Why don’t we care?

The CAG report on the AERB that highlighted flaws in safety procedures has sadly gone unnoticed despite the large ramifications for the nation's growing nuclear power sector.

Obama gets nuclear waste expert as nuke safety top-cop
Politics

Obama gets nuclear waste expert as nuke safety top-cop

President Barack Obama said on Thursday he will nominate Allison Macfarlane, an expert in nuclear waste, as the nation's top nuclear safety cop, seeking to turn the page on a period of bitter acrimony at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

India pitches for exclusive nuclear clubs membership
India

India pitches for exclusive nuclear clubs membership

India today made a strong pitch for membership of four exclusive nuclear clubs contending that it would help strengthen its export control systems and maintain highest international standards of its nuclear programme.

China grapples with its own ‘Kudankulam’ protests
World

China grapples with its own ‘Kudankulam’ protests

A village in China protests against a nuclear power plant in its backyard. How the government responds could be a contrasting case study with our own Kudankulam protests.

No order on PIL on nuclear safety, SC keeps the issue open
India

No order on PIL on nuclear safety, SC keeps the issue open

The Supreme Court today refused to give any direction to the Government on the appointment of an independent regulatory body to oversee nuclear plants.

US, India still thrashing out issues on nuke liability laws
Business

US, India still thrashing out issues on nuke liability laws

The US administration isn't entirely happy with Indian concessions limiting the liability of nuclear equipment suppliers in the event of accidents. More hard bargaining lies ahead.

As Kudankulam simmers, France assures India of stringent nuclear safety
Economy

As Kudankulam simmers, France assures India of stringent nuclear safety

Civil nuclear cooperation was one of the key issues discussed today by India and France, which assured New Delhi that stringent safety standards will be implemented in the proposed plants in Jaitapur amid nuclear safety concerns.

Explosion at nuclear plant in southern France
World

Explosion at nuclear plant in southern France

No radiation was reported so far and no evacuation has been ordered as yet.