AEC

US civil nuclear deal is in India's 'best interests': Kakodkar

Noted scientist and former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar on Thursday hailed the civil nuclear deal with the US as being in the "best interests" of the country, since it would enable India to meet its growing energy demand.

AEC, NPCIL officials hold discussions on progress of Unit-1 FAC

Three top officials of Atomic Energy Commission and Nuclear Power Corporation of India on Saturday visited the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

KNPP unit-I to be operational shortly: Sinha

The much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear power project is expected to become operational shortly, Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman, AEC said on Tuesday.

‘Don`t link Fukushima disaster with Kudakulam row’

AEC Chief asked the agitators not to panic
over safety issues and said the KNPP had state-of-the-art
features and is a great boon for future.

All N-plants in the country pass stress tests: AEC

In a reinforcement of nuclear safety in India, all the atomic power plants have "passed" the stress tests in the aftermath of the Fukushima accident.

CSC is under consideration by India: AEC chairman

India is considering becoming a
signatory to the international convention on nuclear damage
and the DAE is providing
relevant information to the Centre in this regard, a top
nuclear scientist said on Tuesday.

`NSG should coop despite N-Liability bill concern`

Despite concerns over recently
passed Nuclear Liability Bill, the Nuclear Suppliers Group
needs to show a better understanding to carry out trade with
India, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Srikumar Banerjee
said today.

Tummalapalle mine to start producing uranium by year end

The Tummalapalle mine in Andhra
Pradesh is likely to start producing uranium by end of 2010 or
early 2011, a top Atomic Energy Commission official said
today.

Radioactive substance detection mechanism nationwide soon: AEC

All air, sea and land ports of
the country would soon be equipped with radioactive substance
detection mechanism to keep a check on its illegal import,
Atomic Energy Commission Chairman said here on Thursday.

Post-retirement, Kakodkar to pursue research in thorium

After his superannuation
as the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), top
nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar now plans to focus more on
research in building safer atomic power reactors.

Nuclear liability limit needed to enter global trade: Kakodkar

A law to limit the liability of nuclear equipment makers in case of accident is a basic need to enter global nuclear trade, the ex-head of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) has said.

Energy independence should be ultimate goal: Kakodkar

The outgoing chairman of Atomic
Energy Commission Anil Kakodkar today said India should have a
long-term goal to achieve energy independence.

Anil Kakodkar steps down as atomic body chairman

Eminent nuclear scientist Anil
Kakodkar, who played a crucial role in the Indo-US civil
nuclear deal, stepped down as the chairman of the Atomic
Energy Commission (AEC) on Monday.

Srikumar Banerjee named AEC Chairman

Srikumar Banerjee, a leading expert
in Materials and Technology in the country and Director of
BARC has been appointed as chairman
of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary DAE and will take charge on December one.