Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, is equipped with state-of-the-art safety mechanisms with unique features that make them foolproof, its Russian developer says.
China today said all its 15 operational nuclear power reactors are safe and enhanced efforts are being made to ensure their safety.
South Korea has idled two nuclear power plants after finding that test results for crucial control cables were falsified in a new blow to an industry mired in a graft scandal and safety lapses.
Japan pledged better safety practices in its troubled nuclear industry today after an accident at a government research facility that exposed 33 people to minor excess radiation and wasn`t immediately disclosed.
Safety of nuclear technology comes through a troika of design, operation and regulation, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India R Chidambaram said.
The head of the Gulf states` main political bloc is urging Iran to join an international accord on nuclear safety following an earthquake near the country`s lone energy-producing reactor.
Pakistan has joined a group of countries that are certified to produce `Class-I nuclear safety equipment`.
India is committed to nuclear safety and will implement the International Atomic Energy Agency`s (IAEA) "Action Plan on Nuclear Safety", a top nuclear expert has said.
The controversial Civil Liability
on Nuclear Damage Act came under judicial scrutiny with the SC giving its nod to examine the legality of the law.
The apex court notice to the Centre followed on a petition by non-governmental organisation, Common Cause.
Government on Monday said there
will be no compromise on nuclear safety or livelihood of any section of society in India`s pursuit of atomic power.
Science has transformed our lives from impossible to possible.
The NGO Common Cause placed before SC the letters and representations made by some bureaucrats, defence officials and scientists on the issue.
India on Wednesday said it attaches
"the highest priority" to the safety of its nuclear plants.
The NSRC has proposed setting up an emergency facility at
each of the nuclear reactor sites as one of the measures.
Japan`s government has decided to set
up a new nuclear regulatory agency under the Environment Ministry instead of the trade ministry to increase its
independence after the country`s atomic disaster.
Japan`s Prime Minister has
criticised the country`s nuclear safety agency for having
acted as a promoter instead of regulator of nuclear energy.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir
Putin today said that he wanted to enhance Sweden`s nuclear
safety with Russian technology, which he described as the
safest in the world.
The government and ruling GNP agreed to launch a presidential body to coordinate different nuclear agencies to prepare nuclear energy policies and handle emergency situations, officials
Yukia Amano said, a ministerial-level summit will be held in Vienna in June.
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