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    French nuclear plant rocked by explosion; no radiation, say authorities

    World | February 09, 2017 17:37 IST

    A nuclear plant northern France was rocked by an explosion on Thursday morning, French authorities said today, adding that there was no leak of radiation.

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    India, Russia likely to ink pact to set up Kudankulam n-plant units 5, 6

    India | October 15, 2016 7:40 IST

    India is all set to sign a deal with Russia for setting up units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project

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    Toxic radioactive water leaks at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

    World | October 07, 2016 23:59 IST

    Highly radioactive water leaked from a storage tank of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operators on Friday. The technicians at the accident-struck plant detected the leak on Wednesday, Efe news reported. The leak was

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    Government to set up n-plants in Uttarakhand, north India

    India | April 27, 2016 17:33 IST

    New Delhi: The government is exploring avenues to expand nuclear energy programme and set up plants in north India, including in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Minister of

  • kudankulam nuclear plant down due to steam leak

    Kudankulam nuclear plant down due to steam leak

    India | February 05, 2016 12:13 IST

    Chennai: The 1,000-MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam stopped generation on Thursday night following a steam leak, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) said.The unit was restarted only on January 30 after nearly seven months

  • talks on jaitapur nuclear plant at techno commercial level

    Talks on Jaitapur nuclear plant at 'techno-commercial level': India

    India | April 09, 2015 8:26 IST

    NEW DELHI:  The proposal of France setting up nuclear reactors in Jaitapur in Maharashtra is being dealt with at "techno-commercial" level, India said yesterday while maintaining suspense over whether the upcoming visit of Prime Minister

  • northern japan hit by strong earthquake evacuation warnings

    Northern Japan hit by strong earthquake, evacuation warnings issued

    World | February 17, 2015 11:09 IST

    Tokyo: Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning in the northeastern Japan on Tuesday as a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 was reported on richter scale.Japanese Broadcaster NHK warned the residents of the nearby areas

  • iran to build two more nuclear plants rouhani

    Iran to build two more nuclear plants: Rouhani

    World | January 14, 2015 13:08 IST

    Tehran: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the country would build two more nuclear plants in the southern city of Bushehr in line with the peaceful use of nuclear energy.The president made the remarks on Tuesday

  • new nuclear plants military cooperation high on agenda putin

    New nuclear plants, military cooperation high on agenda: Putin

    World | December 10, 2014 8:04 IST

    Moscow: Terming the ties with India as a ‘privileged strategic partnership', Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday disclosed that construction of new nuclear plants besides military and technical cooperation was high on the agenda during his

  • kudankulam nuclear plant generates 750 megawatt

    Kudankulam Nuclear-plant generates 750 megawatt

    India | December 09, 2014 14:36 IST

    Tirunelveli :  Power generation at Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant's Unit-1, which was shut down about two months ago due to technical reasons, has resumed and it touched 750 mw today, a top official said.  Operations

  • ok given to restart nuclear plant in japan

    OK given to restart nuclear plant in Japan

    World | November 07, 2014 13:17 IST

    Tokyo: A local governor in Japan gave final approval on Friday to restart a nuclear power plant in southern Japan, the first to resume operations in the country under new safety rules imposed in the

  • kudankulam n plant unit to restart generation

    Kudankulam n-plant unit to restart generation

    India | September 02, 2014 14:06 IST

    Chennai: The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has begun the process to restart the first 1,000 MW unit at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) following the sectoral regulator's permission, said a senior

  • government working on providing insurance cover to nuclear

    'Government working on providing insurance cover to nuclear plants'

    India | June 28, 2014 18:06 IST

    Hyderabad: The government is working with a group of experts and officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Finance Ministry and insurance companies to work out the modalities of providing insurance cover to existing and

  • pakistan in talks to acquire 3 nuclear plants from china

    Pakistan in talks to acquire 3 nuclear plants from China

    World | January 21, 2014 13:24 IST

    New Delhi: The Pakistani government is in talks with China to acquire three large nuclear power plants for around $13 billion, officials said, a blow to international efforts to restrict trade in nuclear technology, The

  • earthquake strikes town in iran near nuclear plant

    Earthquake strikes town in Iran near nuclear plant

    World | November 28, 2013 22:17 IST

    Tehran, Iran: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 has struck a town in southern Iran near a nuclear power plant.   The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor struck Thursday afternoon some 14 kilometers

  • japan oks fuel removal from pool at nuke plant

    Japan OKs fuel removal from pool at nuke plant

    World | October 30, 2013 10:52 IST

    Tokyo : Japanese regulators have given a final approval for a plan to remove fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building considered as the highest risk at the crippled nuclear

  • kudankulam n plant to reconnect to the grid on oct 26

    Kudankulam N-plant to reconnect to the grid on Oct 26

    India | October 25, 2013 19:49 IST

    Chennai: The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) that tripped Oct 22 is expected to be reconnected to the grid Friday night/Saturday, said informed sources.Two highly-placed sources in the atomic energy establishment

  • japan delaying cleanup of towns near nuclear plant

    Japan delaying cleanup of towns near nuclear plant

    World | October 21, 2013 11:55 IST

    Tokyo : Radiation cleanup in some of the most contaminated towns around Fukushima's nuclear power plant is far behind schedule, so residents will have to wait a few more years before returning.Environment Ministry officials said

  • japan pm seeks overseas help on fukushima leak

    Japan PM seeks overseas help on Fukushima leak

    World | October 06, 2013 15:01 IST

    Tokyo : Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain widening radioactive water leaks at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima, with leaks and mishaps reported almost

  • fukushima overflowing tank cause of new leak at nuclear

    Fukushima: Overflowing tank cause of new leak at nuclear plant

    World | October 03, 2013 16:55 IST

    Tokyo: Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have

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