Chennai After months of dilly-dallying and continuous protests by the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), the power-starved Tamil Nadu on Monday took a final call on the much-debated Koodankulam nuclear power project issue by announcing it as safe and ordered for speedy measures to commission the plant at the earliest. The decision was announced by chief minister J Jayalalithaa after a cabinet meeting in the morning.

CHENNAI: The Central expert group's report on the Kudankulam nuclear power plant issue has answered all questions raised by protestors and was satisfactory, a senior member of the Tamil Nadu government panel, appointed to look into concerns of the locals, said today.

"We have reviewed all concerns raised by the protestors in our report. We also analysed the central expert group committee's report, which has answered all 44 questions raised by the protestors.

Transparency is essential in holy grails like nuke energy and agri research.

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government-formed four-member expert committee on the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), which had earlier ruled the two Russian reactors safe, submitted its report to the state government Tuesday.

Queried about the committee's report and recommendations, Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) former chairman and panel member M.R. Srinivasan told IANS: "The committee has been formed by the state government.

The four-member committee set up by the Tamil Nadu Government on the safety aspects of Kudankulam nuclear power plant on Tuesday submitted its report to Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa amid indication that it has given a clean chit to the project stalled by protests.

Committee Convenor Prof. S. Iniyan handed over the report to Ms. Jayalalithaa but declined to divulge details, saying the government would take follow up action. “As I said earlier,” Mr. Iniyan said when asked about the committee’s findings on safety aspects.

Two of the country's top nuclear power experts on Monday hinted that the anti-Kudankulam nuclear power plant agitation was aimed at scuttling India's three-stage nuclear power programme.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Chairman and Managing Director S. K. Jain and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Srikumar Banerjee said that even after all the queries on safety, quality, health and other aspects were answered by experts, people were asking questions about reprocessing of fuel which had nothing to do with the Kudankulam plant.

The Union Government will take steps to commission the stalled Koodankulam nuclear power plant ‘as early as possible’, Union Minister of State in the PMO V. Narayanasamy said on Sunday, adding it was incurring a Rs. 750 crore loss per month by lying idle.

"In coordination with the Tamil Nadu Government, the Union Government will jointly work out the mechanism to open the Koodankulam nuclear power plant as early as possible," he said in a brief chat with reporters at Karaikal.

Protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) has once again intensified with the new Tamil Nadu panel of experts claimed that the plant was safe and gave enough indication that the Sta

While the plan to set up a nuclear power plant at Chutka in Mandla district is yet to take shape, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd ( NPCIL) has identified another site in the state to est

CHENNAI: The four-member experts committee formed by the Tamil Nadu government held its first meeting on Friday and called on Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat ahead of their visit t