South Korea nuclear plants stage drill against cyber attack

 South Korea`s nuclear power plant operator launched a two-day drill Monday, testing its ability to thwart a cyber attack, after a series of online information leaks by a suspected hacker.

India agrees to identify second site for Russian N-plants

India has agreed to identify a second site for Russian-designed nuclear plants, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Thursday.

New nuclear plants, military cooperation high on agenda: Putin

Terming the ties with India as a "privileged strategic partnership", Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight disclosed that construction of new nuclear plants besides military and technical cooperation was high on the agenda during his visit to New Delhi.

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF, its interior minister said on Thursday.

Need to build more nuclear plants, says Pakistan

Pakistan has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it wants to build more nuclear power plants to ease its severe energy crisis, a media report said Friday.

Japan nuke watchdog gives green light for two reactors to restart

Japan's nuclear watchdog Wednesday (Sep 10) gave the green light for two reactors to restart, a year after the nation shut down its last unit, but the operator still has to persuade local communities they are safe.

`Govt working on providing insurance cover to nuclear plants`

The government is working with a group of experts and officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Finance Ministry, insurance companies to work out modalities of providing insurance cover to existing and new nuclear plants.

Iran, Russia to finalise new nuclear plants deal: Media

Iran is moving to finalise plans with Russia to build at least two more nuclear power plants on its southern Gulf shores, media reports said on Monday.

Modi govt agrees to give greater access to nuclear watchdog

Signalling the continuity of policy, the new government has ratified the Additional Protocol, a commitment given under Indo-US nuclear deal by the previous dispensation to grant greater access to the IAEA.

Any donation from 2 overseas contributors to Greenpeace must have MHA nod

The Union Home Ministry has asked RBI to seek prior permission from it for any donation to be made to NGO Greenpeace by two overseas contributors, a move which was earlier recommended by the Intelligence Bureau.

Floating nuclear plants could withstand tsunamis

A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms could help avoid disasters like Fukushima.

Greenpeace protests Europe`s ageing nuclear plants

Greenpeace activists broke into the grounds of nuclear plants in six European countries Wednesday, urging governments to close down ageing reactors on safety grounds.

China loans Pakistan $6.5 billion for nuclear plants

China has agreed to grant cash- strapped Pakistan USD 6.5 billion for two nuclear power plants being constructed in Karachi as part of efforts to deepen bilateral civil nuclear cooperation.

Pakistan says new nuke power plants covered by safeguards

Dispelling concerns about the safety of its upcoming largest civil nuclear project being implemented with Chinese help, Pakistan today said its is safe and fully covered under IAEA safeguards.

India committed to highest safety standards at its N-plants

India has said it is committed to implementing the highest safety standards at its nuclear power plants as it seeks to harness the benefits of atomic energy to meet its growing energy requirements.

Iran selects 16 sites for new nuclear plants

Iran has selected 16 locations for the construction of nuclear power plants as part of a plan to generate 20,000 megawatts of electricity.

New nuclear plants may be located in heart of city

Amid a raging debate on atomic energy, scientists are busy designing nuclear reactors that can be located in the heart of the city and construction on which may begin within the next five years.

New N-plants may be located in heart of city

Scientists are busy designing nuclear reactors that can be located in the heart of the city.

`India can meet its energy needs without nuclear plants`

India`s energy needs can be met entirely by solar and other renewable sources, says a new study by two professors at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore.

Nuclear plants important, will ensure safety: PM

PM Manmohan Singh stressed on the need to have nuclear power plants while stating that it was imperative to ensure safety of such vital installations.