“The sector has over 345 reactor years of safe operation”

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident, the emergency response and preparedness measures in India's nuclear facilities had been strengthened and several recommendations of the safety reviews mandated by the government of India had already been implemented, said Srikumar Banerjee, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), on Wednesday. A road map was being prepared for implementing the other recommendations.

Amid growing public resistance to nuclear power projects, India has sought new test reports from the French nuclear authority on safety issues raised in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in J

New Delhi wants post-Fukushima certification, says French Minister

India will postpone its final decision on the purchase of EPR type nuclear reactors from France until after the current post-Fukushima nuclear safety tests have been satisfactorily completed, it is reliably learnt.

The government on Tuesday approved Nuclear Energy Safety Regulatory Authority Bill, 2011, which aims to establish Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (AERA) as a statutory body answerable directly to the Parliament.

While asserting that there could be “no compromise” on ensuring the highest safety standards for nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday emphasised the importance of nuclear power.

Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Srikumar Banerjee said here on Friday that nuclear power production was safe, given the stringent regulatory mechanism put in place.

He was speaking at the 52nd convocation of Sri Venkateswara University after receiving an honorary degree.


Nuclear plantA shock in Fukushima, Japan, was causing fear waves across the world and now even in Sri Lanka, which has no nuclear reactors at all.

Concerned over the nuclear programmes in South India, Sri Lanka has sought India

Sharad Pawar To send expert panel for effects on fisheries, mangoes.
While reiterating his earlier support for the Jaitapur nuclear project in Maharashtra

The government today refused to give in to demands to halt work to build nuclear power plants at Jaitapur in Maharashtra but in a big step to instil public confidence in the harnessing of nuclear energy, it decided to make the sectoral regulator, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, an independent and statutory body.

The government said it will move a Bill in the monsoon session of Parliament to cre