IAEA favours statutory backing for India's nuclear regulator

The UN nuclear watchdog IAEA has called for statutory backing for the country's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) to ensure its decisions are not unduly influenced by external agencies.

AERB rules out deficiency in valve construction in Kudankulam plant

Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has ruled out any deficiency in the construction of a valve in Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant where six people were injured last month due to spillage of hot water from it during maintenance work.

Public reassured ahead of steam valve tests at KNPP

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant authorities said ambient noise level was likely to go up later this week when they conduct a test and there need be no concern of any harm to them or environment.

Nuclear Reactor Regulators Forum meeting concludes

The 20th meeting of the Russian-designed VVER Nuclear Reactor Regulators Forum concluded here on Friday.

Parl panel slams AERB on radiation safety policy

A Parliamentary panel has slammed nuclear regulator AERB for failing to bring out a comprehensive nuclear radiation safety policy for three decades and batted for giving it statutory status with enhanced legal powers.

Power generation in KNPP expected to start in couple of days: Narayanasamy

With AERB giving clearance for `First Approach to Criticality` to Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, power generation of 1000 MW will start in couple of days, Union Minister V Narayanasamy said.

AERB gives clearance for start of nuclear fission at Kudankulam

The stalled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu on Thursday got the clearance for commencing the controlled nuclear fission process.

Kudankulam plant almost ready for starting: AERB

The first unit of the 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), is almost ready for beginning the fission process, said a top official of the country`s atomic regulator.

AERB nod to repeat hydro-tests at Kudankulam

India`s nuclear regulator has given its nod to repeat the full systems test at the first unit of Kudankulam atomic power project in Tamil Nadu.

`Stringent safety mechanisms in place to ensure N-safety`

India`s nuclear regulator on Friday gave a point-by-point response to CAG`s audit report on its performance questioning its independence.

AERB team begins inspection of KNPP

): A 10-member team from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board today began inspection of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, where loading of enriched uranium was almost complete.

Fuel loading has not begun at KNPP: AERB

As anti-Kudankulam protests intensified, India`s nuclear regulator said it was yet to give final clearance for loading of enriched uranium fuel.

Delhi hospital functioning without AERB nod

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has not given its clearance to a Delhi hospital despite repeated reminders.

Kudankulam plant "very well protected": AERB

India`s nuclear regulator on Friday said the Kudankulam nuclear plant was "very well protected"
but it had recommended additional safety features, including
one to tackle instances of a prolonged loss of power.

`Back-up` measures proposed to enhance nuke safety

The NSRC has proposed setting up an emergency facility at
each of the nuclear reactor sites as one of the measures.

Kaiga nuclear plant poses no health hazard: NPCL

There has been no increase in
morbidity patterns due to radiation in any nuclear power plant
in the country, including Kaiga, and the radiation dose to the
public is well within AERB stipulations, officials said Saturday.

Anti-nuke activists step up protest, demand independent AERB

With the Centre deciding to go
ahead with the atomic power project in Jaitapur, anti-nuclear
activists upped the ante accusing the government of
"lobbying" and "acting as agents" of global nuclear supplier
groups.

India fast-tracking amendment to AERB legislation

In the backdrop of the Japan radiation scare, India is fast-tracking amendment to the AERB legislation amid a high-
level committee`s recommendations that additional protective measures needed to be taken at nuclear facilities.

No increase in radiation level in India: AERB

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
said there was no increase in radiation in the country `over and above the natural background`.

AERB to reassess safety measures at Indian N-plants

Atomic Energy Regulatory Board said it would carry out a comprehensive reassessment of safety and emergency mitigation measures at all the Indian nuclear power plants, in the light of the crisis in Japan.