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RAPP 5 exceeds 740 days of uninterrupted operation

Corporate

12 August 2014

Rajasthan 5 and 6 48The fifth unit at India's Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP) has operated continuously for more than 740 days. Only one other reactor - Canada's Pickering 7 - has operated for a longer continuous period.

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS "energy association" that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute.

Kudankulam 1 reaches full power

New Nuclear

09 June 2014

Kudankulam 1 and 2 48The first unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu has reached 100% power for the first time. It is due to enter commercial operation next month.

India's Additional Protocol comes into force

Nuclear Policies

29 July 2014

India's Additional Protocol for nuclear safeguards has been brought into force after the country handed over the instrument of ratification to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

India allocates funds for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

11 July 2014

The Indian government has announced an increase of almost 27% in its budget for atomic research and nuclear power for the latest fiscal year. Investment in nuclear-related public enterprises has also significantly increased.

Investigation into Kudankulam spillage

Regulation and Safety

23 May 2014

Kudankulam 69x48Six workers were injured by a hot water spillage in the turbine hall of India's Kudankulam 1 during a recent maintenance outage. The regulator attributed the incident on procedural errors rather than faulty equipment.