Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee will commission the Rs. 1,106 crore uranium ore mine and processing plant set up by Uranium Corporation of India at Thummalapalle village in Vemula mandal in Kadapa district on Friday, April 20.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had cleared the uranium ore mining and processing plant at Thummapalle in August 2007 and then Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy laid foundation stone in November that year.

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has launched an awareness campaign to drive home the point that there is no risk of explosion associated with a nuclear power plant.

This comes in the wake of Nuclear Power Corpo-ration of India Limited’s plans to set up 20 mega-nuclear power plants in the country, including a “nuclear park” at Kovvada in Srikakulam district.

The five-member Empowered Committee (EC), headed by former Chief Justice of India A.S. Anand, on Monday finalised six chapters in the final report to be submitted to the Supreme Court on the safety of the Mullaperiyar dam.

Besides Justice Anand, other Members in the panel are: Justice K.T. Thomas, retired Supreme Court Judge representing Kerala; Justice A.R. Lakshmanan, retired Supreme Court Judge representing Tamil Nadu;

Bathinda: A nuclear physicist, Hardev Singh Vir, would be conducting an independent study on the source of uranium and to ascertain whether it is to blame for the high incidence of cancer cases in

Radiation and chemical-induced mutation and subsequent use in recombination breeding at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has resulted in the release of 39 improved crop varieties in oilseeds an

With Lambapur-Peddagattu uranium mines in Nalgonda district next in line for excavation, nuclear physicists from Osmania University, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Chaitanya Bharati Institute of

The fact that ground water in Malwa, a southern area of Punjab, has traces of uranium in its ground water was established even in the past.

The Shiv Sena on Monday did not allow the city-based Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) — funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) — to hold discussion on the Jaitapur nuclear power

Raja Ramanna Centre of Advanced Technology ( RRCAT) has developed electronic beams for preservation of vegetables and fruits for longer period.

In a first initiative of its kind, India has begun scouting for deep underground sites to store for several decades the nuclear waste generated from its burgeoning atomic power programme.