Kudankulam N-plant unit to restart generation

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has begun the process to restart the first 1,000 MW unit at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) following the sectoral regulator's permission, said a senior official.

Kalapakkam nuke power plant to be commissioned next year

Thorium-based 300 MW nuclear power plant at Kalapakkam in Tamil Nadu will be commissioned next year, Parliament was informed.

Taiwan to shutter near-completed nuclear plant

Taiwan`s government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future.

China announces heavy investments in Argentina

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced huge investments in hydroelectric power, shipbuilding, railways and a deal to help Argentina build its fourth nuclear plant.

Russia, Iran finish negotiation on n-plant

Moscow and Tehran have finished negotiation on building new sections of Iranian nuclear power plants, Russian state nuclear power corporation Rosatom said Wednesday.

India nuke enrichment plant expansion operational in 2015: IHS

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.

Water leakage area in Fukushima nuclear plant located

The Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, said it has identified the exact location of water leakage at the bottom of the container of the plant`s No.1 reactor, media reported Wednesday.

Thousands rally in Taiwan against nuclear plant

Thousands of protesters staged a sit-in near the presidential palace in Taiwan`s capital on Saturday to oppose a controversial nuclear power plant and show support for a high-profile activist on hunger strike.

Taiwan leader promises referendum on disputed nuclear plant

Taiwan`s President Ma Ying-jeou on Friday promised to let the public decide the fate of a controversial nuclear facility amid growing concern over the safety of nuclear power.

Fukushima nuclear workers rally against plant operator

Fukushima nuclear plant workers rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power, complaining they were forced to work for meagre pay in dangerous conditions.

Russia agrees to build at least two more nuclear plants: Iran

Russia has signed a preliminary agreement to build at least two more nuclear power plants in the Iranian port city of Bushehr, Iran`s official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

India, France agree on cost of power generated by JNPP

After three years of hectic negotiations, India and France have agreed on the cost of power that will be generated by Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant (JNPP), clearing a major hurdle in the path of the project.

Fire hits Japan nuke plant, no radiation leaks: Operator

A minor fire broke out at a nuclear power plant in western Japan on Wednesday but there was no fear of a radiation leak, a utility spokesman said.

Radiation leak detected at New Mexico nuclear plant

US investigators have been taking samples at a New Mexico underground nuclear waste site where airborne radiation was detected, though authorities stressed they had found no contamination.

Fukushima operator books $7.54 bn profit on bailout, rate hike

Tepco, the operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, said today it booked a whopping USD 7.54 billion April-December profit owing to an electricity rate hike and its massive government bailout.

Hundreds sue makers of Fukushima nuclear plant

Some 1,400 people filed a joint lawsuit on Thursday against three companies that manufactured Japan`s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns.

Jaitapur N-plant to be scrapped if Sena comes to power: Uddhav

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray promised villagers here today that the Jaitapur nuclear power project would be scrapped if his party comes to power after the forthcoming elections.

Iran hopes to implement nuclear deal within month

A top Iranian nuclear negotiator expressed hope Sunday a deal with world powers could be implemented within a month, but said technical talks on the matter are proceeding slowly, Mehr news agency reported.

Allow to set up N-plants at thermal power plant sites: AEC

With public opposition to nuclear energy plants leading to land acquisition issues, AEC chairman R K Sinha today suggested that the government could allow it to use the sites earmarked for thermal plants to set up N-plants.

Medha Patkar raises pitch against proposed nuclear plant in AP

Activist Medha Patkar has opposed a nuclear power plant coming up at Kovvada village in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh.