Prohibitory orders around KNPP extended from 2 km to 7 km area

The extension of orders comes a day after approval by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) to load fuel in the first reactor of the plant, mired in controversy due to opposition from anti-nuclear activists.

Kudankulam reactor to be fuelled mid-August

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd is hopeful of soon getting clearance from the sectoral regulator to fuel the first reactor at KNPP, a senior official said.