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US-India deal helps pave way for new nuclear in India

Nuclear Policies

08 June 2016

Modi-Obama June 2016 - 48Westinghouse can start building six AP1000s in India following an agreement signed yesterday during talks at the White House between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. It is the first such opportunity for a US company since the countries signed a civil nuclear deal in 2008.

No fuel damage at Kakrapar

Regulation and Safety

22 March 2016

Fuel bundles removed from a leaking coolant channel at Kakrapar unit 1 are intact and undamaged, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said today.

India budgets to boost nuclear projects

Nuclear Policies

01 March 2016

India has allocated an extra 30 billion rupees ($442 million) to boost nuclear power generation projects over the next 15-20 years in its 2016 budget, finance minister Arun Jaitley announced on 29 February.

Fuel loading at Kudankulam 2

New Nuclear

13 May 2016

Kudankulam_1_and_2_(Rosatom)-48Fuel loading has begun at India's Kudankulam unit 2, Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has announced.

Coolant channel source of Kakrapar water

Regulation and Safety

15 March 2016

UPDATED: A coolant channel assembly has been identified as the source of a coolant leak at Kakrapar unit 1, India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has confirmed. The unit remains in a cold shutdown state following the 11 March incident.

Indian bill clears way for joint ventures

Nuclear Policies

26 February 2016

India has amended its atomic energy act to enable the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) to form joint venture companies with other Indian public sector units (PSUs) in a move that will help the state-owned company to secure funding for new projects.