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.
An anti-nuclear activist Tuesday approached the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the Centre from commissioning the Kudankulam nuclear plant alleging that sub-standard equipments have been used in the plant making it unsafe.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it clear to the government that all safety measures for handling disaster must be put in place at the Kudankulam power plant before it is operationalised saying there can be no compromise on it.
India and Russia will be holding talks on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) 3 and 4 when Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin will come here to attend Indo-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission next week.
The regional passport office here has
issued a notice to SP Udayakumar, convener of a movement spearheading the stir against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, asking him to surrender his passport within 15 days.
Home Minister P Chidambaram
has said there was "some ulterior motive" behind continuance
of the protest against the nuclear power plant at Kudankulam
despite assurance from the government that it is safe.