The safety of people and environment has always been the priority of the nuclear industry, stressed M. Kashinath Balaji, Director of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, here on Thursday.

He was inaugurating an interactive session, ‘National summit on nuclear safety' organised in connection with Conjura-12, the annual technical and cultural festival of the TKM College of Engineering. “The global nuclear industry, with 430 reactors operating, has clocked a cumulative experience of 14,000 reactor years of safe operation. Indian reactors have clocked 350 reactor-years,” he said.

The country plans to have a nuclear power generation capacity of 63,000 Mw in the next 20 years as atomic power is advantageous in terms of transportation and storage, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.

"India plans to have a total installed nuclear capacity of 63,000 Mwe (megawatt electric) by the year 2032 both by indigenous technology and the imported reactors as additionalities," he said while addressing a seminar at India International Nuclear Symposium.

Even as the group protesting Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) upped the ante, the department of atomic energy (DAE) announced Tuesday it would add two more reactors to Kalpakkam Nuclear Plant in an effort to bridge the energy demand-supply gap.

The 500 MW fast-breeder reactors would have additional safety systems and were part of a series of nuclear reactors gearing up across the country to produce 20,000 MWe by 2020, S.C. Chetal, director, IGCAR, Kalpakkam, said.

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.

Bringing some degree of clarity to the negotiations on the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant, France said construction of the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) plant could start in less than a

The Tummalapalle uranium mine located in YSR district of Andhra Pradesh would be commissioned by early April.

At a time when coal and gas shortages have crippled operations at most of India’s thermal stations, a boost in nuclear fuel is set to take atomic power generation to a seven-year record next fiscal

The Union government's group of experts on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNNP) will hold one more meeting with a panel constituted by the State government and the local people later this m

Closed-door meeting at Kanyakumari on January 29, 30
The 15-member Central Expert Group constituted by the Union government on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in the wake of protests is looking forward to reaching out to a cross section of people and create a ‘win-win situation' for all.

An internal/closed-door meeting of the central panel whose members are drawn from various disciplines including oceanography, radiation safety, oncology and fisheries is taking place at Kanyakumari for two days, on January 29 and 30, to discuss the strategy forward for winning public confidence and convince people on Kudankulam project's safety.

While exhibits from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) have been a regular at IIT Bombay’s Techfest, for the first time at this year’s festival, NPCIL addressed the students to