“It will be possible to generate five lakh MW of power for 500 years with thorium-based reactors

Vouching for the safety of the Russian technology running the reactor at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, an envoy on Tuesday said the first reactor would begin commercial production in December

The technology is used for laying “all-weather roads”

From October 4, 2002, when the first ‘plastic road’ was laid on Lenin Street, Kovilpatti in Tuticorin district, the technology of using waste plastic with stone for laying roads has come a long way. Developed by the Department of Chemistry of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, in 2001 and patented in 2002, the technology has been literally going places. It is now used in several other States, including Kerala, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh, to lay “all-weather” roads.