Work on units 3, 4 at Kudankulam to begin this year: Govt

 Work on units 3 and 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) will start this year as administrative approval and financial sanction has been accorded to the project, the government on Thursday said.

Anti-nuke activist seeks Swaraj's help for return of passport

Taking a potshot at External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, anti-Nuclear activist S P Udhayakumar on Wednesday sought her "help" to get back his impounded passport "on the lines" of assistance provided to former IPL chief Lalit Modi in getting his travel documents.

Different Russian fuel for third, fourth KNPP units

The third and fourth nuclear plants at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu will be powered by a fuel different from the one that powered the first and second units, a senior official of the Russian fuel company said here on Monday.

1000 MWe generated daily from Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant

 Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) is generating 1000 MWe daily and has produced 534 crore units till date, plant official said on Wednesday.

Work for 3, 4 units in Kudankulam to begin in April 2016

 The first phase of the work for setting up the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project would begin in April 2016.

Kudankulam: Cost of units 3, 4 surpasses Rs 39,000 crore

 Due to liability issues, the cost of units 3 and 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has shot up to Rs 39,747 crore, more than twice the cost of units 1 and 2, which will lead to an increase in per unit cost of power.

Kudankulam likely to resume power generation in December

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), whose unit 1 was shut down due to some issues in turbine functioning in September, is expected to resume power generation by the first week of December, the government said on Wednesday.

Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant shut down for 6 to 8 weeks

Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant's first unit was today shut down for six to eight weeks after a "minor" problem was detected in its turbine generator which had a run for over 190 days.

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.

Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: SC rejects plea to appoint panel

Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea of an anti-nuclear activist to appoint a committee to supervise safety measures in Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.

Kudankulam N-power plant generates 876 MW

The first 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project touched a peak power generation of 876 MW on Monday, said Power System Operation Corporation Ltd.

EC nod to DAE for Kudankulam pact

Election Commission has given clearance to the Department of Atomic Energy to sign an agreement with its Russian counterpart for unit 3 and 4 of KKNPP and a deal is expected to be signed soon.

Nuclear power programme is mindless pursuit of greed: Bhushan

Terming nuclear power programme as "mindless pursuit of greed" because of the heavy investment involved, AAP said decision on this should only be taken after consulting the locals.

Kudankulam second N-power unit to undergo systems check

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) is hoping to carry out a full systems check, technically called hydro test, of its second 1,000 MW atomic power reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), said a senior official.

KNPP first unit to touch optimum power production shortly

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant`s first unit would reach its full capacity of producing 1,000 MW of power soon, a top official of the plant said here on Thursday.

SC asks Centre to respond on safety measures at Kudankulam

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on implementation of safety guidelines issued by it for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.

PMANE revives stir against nuclear plant

Reviving anti-nuclear stir, People`s Movement Against Nuclear Energy began fast for implementation of demands including scrapping plans to set up units 3, 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.

Regulator to decide on Kudankulam N-reactor power increase

India`s atomic energy regulator will soon decide on allowing the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd to increase power generation at its first unit in Kudankulam, said a top official.

Second unit of KKNPP to start commercial operation from September

The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) will start generating electricity from September, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Friday said.

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.