The country's ambitious nuclear programme may grind to a halt because of uncertainty over how the liability for an accident would be apportioned among equipment suppliers and vendors under the provisions of the nuclear liability law, top companies said.
Equipment makers, including Bharat Heavy Electricals and France

The Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, and Atomic Energy Commission Chairman, Srikumar Banerjee, on Friday denied suggestions that the design of the nuclear power reactors proposed to be installed at Jaitapur was untested.

In an interactive session at the National Physical Laboratory here, he contended that the reactors were based on an evolutionary design.
Drawing analogy with the automo

The nuclear power plant project at Jaitapur may have cleared the ground but has run into a hurdle with the finance ministry refusing to provide a blanket guarantee to the project funding.

The Budget division of the ministry has informed Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) that the government would not provide an

Amidst concerns about India

Say experts on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster
The Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters and the effect they have had on vast numbers should be enough to sound a note of caution against use of nuclear energy in India, said members of a coalition for nuclear disarmament on Tuesday.

Speaking at the 25 {+t} {+h} anniversary of the Chernobyl accident in Ukraine, members of the

Temperature rise in the sea waters near Jaitapur can be a maximum of 4.5 degree Celsius in the worst summer scenario due to radiation, said Srikumar Banerjee, secretary, department of atomic energy.

Quoting studies conducted by various agencies on the impact on thermal ecology due to temperature rise, Banerjee said that this rise can be at the peak of summer along the 1.5-2.5 km area of the Jai

You really have to hand it to the nuclear industry. In any other sphere of the economy, a major industrial disaster is likely to have adverse, long-term financial consequences for the company or companies whose product or activity was involved in the accident, regardless of actual cause or legal liability.

In trying to cope with the fallout of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on India

Designing and running nuclear power requires an entirely different mode of planning and assessment than possible with conventional risk analysis. There is little indication that the existing organisational culture of the Department of Atomic Energy permits such “over-the-horizon” creative thinking as is required.

Even as Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) generated a record 40.8 per cent more electricity in 2010-11, the State-owned body said that the government is looking at creating a joint venture which will consider holding stakes in uranium mines in foreign countries in a bid to get assured and long-term fuel supplies for India.