Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

 Japan`s new industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Sunday the resource-poor nation should be realistic about its energy needs as the government tries to convince a sceptical public on the necessity of nuclear power.

Iran denies agreement on Arak, Fordow N-sites

Tehran and the six world powers have not made any agreement on Iran`s heavy water nuclear power plant of Arak and the underground bunker of Fordow uranium enrichment establishment, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said.

1840 MW nuke power generated after Indo-US nuclear deal

The Indo-US nuclear deal has led to generation of 1840 MW nuclear power from imported fuel for the country`s reactors, the government today said.

Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe

A Japanese cabinet minister apologised today after appearing to suggest people in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima could be persuaded to put up with contaminated waste if the government threw cash at them.

Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug leak

The operator of Japan`s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it was having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.

India can reprocess spent fuel from Kudankulam N-Plant: Russia

India can reprocess its spent fuel from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP)as it has its own facility with highly qualified staff, Russia said on Monday.

Japan court rules against nuclear restart in rare ruling

A Japanese court ruled against allowing the restart of a nuclear power plant west of Tokyo on Wednesday, its operator said, a rare case in which anti-nuclear plaintiffs have successfully won a ruling to shut down reactors.

Construction halted at Taiwan nuclear plant after protests

Taiwan said Sunday it would stop construction at a controversial nuclear power plant after tens of thousands of protesters blockaded a main street in the capital calling for the project to be scrapped. 

South Korea keen on setting up nuclear power plant in India

Keen to enter India`s growing nuclear market, South Korea wants to build an atomic power plant here but India is not rushing into it.

Microalgae, aquatic plants can help clean radioactive pollution at Fukushima

Japanese plant scientists have been working to determine the impact of radioactive contamination on wild and cultivated plants after a huge earthquake caused severe damage to the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant in 2011.

PM to lay foundation stone for N-plant in Haryana on Jan 13

Work on a 2800 MW nuclear power plant in Haryana will be kickstarted on January 13 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lays the foundation stone for it.

Proposed Haryana nuke plant gets Environ Min`s conditional nod

A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a high-level panel of the Environment Ministry giving conditional nod.

Power generation at KNPP to resume after preparatory work

Power generation in the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, which was shut down after running for a couple of hours on Tuesday, would resume soon after completion of preparatory work and certain mandatory procedures.

`Connection of KNPP unit 1 with grid likely by this month-end`

The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is likely to be connected to the grid by this month as Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has given its nod to increase power generation by 50 per cent upto 500 MW.

Kudankulam N-plant `perfectly safe`

Making a strong pitch for nuclear power, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government R Chidambaram said all safety measures had been examined by the AERB committees at the Kundankulam nuke power plant which is "perfectly safe"

Railways to set up captive nuclear power plants

With the aim of reducing its power bill, railways is actively considering setting up captive nuclear power plants to meet the rising demand of energy for train operation.

Indian lawmakers hail India-US ties

The situation in Afghanistan and India`s relationship with Iran did come up during the talks.

Dead rats shut down Japan N-plant`s cooling system

The cooling system for the spent fuel pool at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeast Japan was halted Monday after several dead rats were discovered at the facility, the Kyodo news agency reported.

Kudankulam issue: `People, experts living in different worlds`

Noted agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan said there should be continuous interaction between experts and local communities from the stage of conception of nuclear power plant to avoid situation like in Kudankulam.

Kudankulam to begin power production this month

Power production by the first unit of the Kudankulam atomic plant will start this month, Minister of State in the Prime Minister`s Office V Narayanasamy said Wednesday.