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Indian protest movement spreads

Located in: Nuclear Policies

03 January 2013

Jaitapur demonstration, 3 January 2013 (Altaf Bhatkar) 69x48

Mass public unease at nuclear power development has emerged at Jaitapaur. Thousands of protestors were held by police today as they attempted to surround the site of six planned reactors.

 

Indian protestor killed in clash with police

Located in: Nuclear Policies

11 September 2012

A man was killed by police during a march on the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India on 9 September in the second death connected to a protest movement said to be agitated by foreign activists.

Blackout a wake-up call for India

Located in: Nuclear Policies

02 August 2012

India's power supply has been restored after two enormous outages that caused government to appoint a new power minister and industry to call for infrastructure fitting India's ambitions.

Finance for next Kudankulam units

Located in: New Nuclear

18 July 2012

Kudankulam 69x48India's contract for the third and fourth reactors to be built at Kudankulam comes with up to $3.5 billion in export finance, the country's officials said today after signing a deal in Moscow.

Jordan shortlist down to two

Located in: New Nuclear

30 April 2012

Jordan's first nuclear power plant will be supplied by either AtomStroyExport of Russia or Areva-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries joint venture Atmea.

Cabinet clears way for Kudankulam

Located in: New Nuclear

19 March 2012

Jayalalithaa (Govt of Tamil Nadu)_48India is looking towards the commissioning of two Russian-designed reactors at Kudankulam after the cabinet of Tamil Nadu gave its go-ahead.

Singh: Foreign groups behind anti-nuclear protest

Located in: Nuclear Policies

24 February 2012

Kudankulam 69x48Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has said that groups protesting the start-up of two new reactors at Kudankulam don't understand the energy situation in India and are based in foreign countries. 

Kudankulam delays mount up

Located in: New Nuclear

18 January 2012

Protest and doubts of the safety of nuclear energy have put a six-month delay on the start-up of two new reactors at Kudankulam, the Russian constructor has said.

Integrity test completed at Kudankulam 1

Located in: Industry Talk

28 January 2011

The first of two Russian-supplied 950 MWe VVER pressurized water reactors currently being built by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu state has moved closer to start-up with the successful completion of the integrity test of the reactor containment. The test, which began on 16 January, is required to demonstrate the strength and integrity of the reactor and its associated closed primary coolant pipelines, secondary coolant circuits, as well as the concrete reactor containment building. NPCIL said that the test, carried out at a pressure of 0.46 MPa (4.6 kg/cm2), was completed on 25 January. The company noted, "The successful completion of this test has paved the way for approach to criticality this quarter." The second VVER-1000 reactor being constructed at Kudankulam is expected to achieve first criticality by the end of 2011. According to a report in The Hindu, the Indian government is expected to give approval for the start of construction of two further Russian-supplied reactors at the site in May or June.

Russia and India strengthen cooperation

Located in: Nuclear Policies

21 December 2010

Medvedev-Singh December 2010India and Russia have signed to expand scientific and technical cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy. It was one of 30 bilateral documents signed in New Delhi during a two-day visit to India by Russian president Dmitry Medvedev.


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