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`Govt working on providing insurance cover to nuclear plants`

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:47

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.

Night owls are bad drivers in morning: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:38

A new study has revealed that people, who are more active through the night time, are bad at driving during early mornings.

Russia seeks to make nuclear power cost-effective

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:15

Making the case for nuclear power over coal or gas-based plants that hasten climate change, Russia`s atomic energy corporation has unveiled the "atomic kilowatt hour" as a new cost-effective product of immense importance to energy-hungry emerging economies.

World`s first nuclear power plant to turn 60 this week

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:12

The first nuclear power plant in the world, which showcased the peaceful uses of atomic energy to the world, especially during the Cold War era, turns 60 this week.

India nuke enrichment plant expansion operational in 2015: IHS

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 20:02

India is expanding a covert uranium enrichment plant that could potentially support the development of thermonuclear weapons, a defence research group said on Friday, raising the stakes in an arms race with China and Pakistan.

Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 14:47

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 14:35

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.

UAE gets first batch of nuclear power plant trainees

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 15:33

The UAE has got its first group of 10 graduates to oversee safety operations at its first nuclear energy plant, after the batch completed a specialised training programme.

AERB rules out deficiency in valve construction in Kudankulam plant

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 21:45

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.

Crisis will not hamper nuke cooperation with Ukraine: Russia

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 23:36

Russia on Monday said the ongoing crisis with Ukraine will not hamper the nuclear cooperation between the two countries.

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 21:31

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.

India has right to reprocess spent N-fuel, says Russia

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 15:26

India has the right to reprocess the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the Russian built Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) by a supplementary agreement with Russia, which relieved the builders from the responsibility to take over the discharged SNF as originally envisaged.