The meeting held between PM Manmohan Singh, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Chairman Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and other senior officials reviewed current status of the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project as well as safety concerns arising out of the nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan and their impact on India’s overall nuclear energy programme.

Rather than question the safety of nuclear power, we should strive to strengthen it
The accident at Japan

Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has submitted its internal safety assessment report, which was made in the light of the Japan nuclear crisis, to the Department of Atomic Energy.

As part of efforts to revisit the safety of Indian nuclear power plants, four task-forces were set up to assess all aspects of safety in all reactors which are operating as well as under construction and the

JaitapurThe banners are in Marathi, but it

Former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Dr Anil Kakodkar, on Sunday said that in the backdrop of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the design of the Jaitapur nuclear power plant (JNPP) being planned in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, should be strengthened.

Speaking to DNA on Sunday, the eminent scientist said that unlike Fukushima, the Jaitapur plant will

The financial institutions are worried about the eleventh hour objections expressed by the environment ministry in the projects that are on the verge of becoming operational.

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), director, Mr M.K.

Techno-economic studies going on whether to rehabilitate it
CHENNAI: The first reactor at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station, the RAPS-1 at Rawatbhatta, near Kota, has been shut down permanently since October 2004. The natural uranium fuel has been taken out of the reactor, and the heavy water, which acted as both coolant and moderator, drained from it.

Former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Anil Kakodkar, on Friday said the Jaitapur nuclear power project in Ratnagiri district posed no threat to marine or human life and to horticulture in the Konkan.

MUMBAI: Activists and villagers affected by the Jaitapur nuclear power project will boycott the Maharashtra government's meeting, to be held here on Tuesday to clear misconceptions over nuclear energy.

Experts from the nuclear energy establishment, agricultural universities and environment are expected to have an open house with the affected people, the media and elected representatives on the

Nuclear power plants cannot harm the environment, says Kakodkar
The recent social impact assessment report of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) on the Jaitapur power plant is a people's report and not a scientific one, according to S.K. Jain, Chairperson and Managing Director of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) which is implementing the project.