The Environment Ministry is considering the idea of developing bioshields comprising mangrove and non-mangrove species in coastal areas adjoining critical infrastructure projects such as power plants and oil storage depots.

The idea of promoting mangroves and other biological shields to provide a

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will dedicate to the nation the second indigenous nuclear power reactor fuel reprocessing plant, with a capacity of 100 tonnes per annum, at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

Radiation, cancer, blindness, tardiness, cover-ups.The lessons from the Kalpakkam nuclear facility--------------

In the end, loud voices were all that mattered. After three months of extended discussions, legislators in the Indian Parliament yelled their assent.

Large Indian cities are doing reasonably well. Ahmedabad, where I stay, has been voted one of the ten most attractive towns in India and once the adjoining panchayats became a part of the municipal corporation, it

It is highly unlikely that cobalt 60, the radioactive isotope that made it to a scrap dealer

The November 2009 exposure of employees at the Kaiga nuclear power plant to tritiated water is not the first instance of high radiation exposures to workers. Over the years, many nuclear reactors and other facilities associated with the nuclear fuel cycle operated by the Department of Atomic Energy have had accidents of varying severity.

IN front of us, more than a kilometre away, are the aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mannar. On the shore is an office of M.V. Ranga Prasad & Co, a contractor for Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). Some distance away to our left rise the domed reactor buildings of the first two units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP).

Interview with S.K. Jain, Chairman and Managing Director, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.

Shastry V. Mallady

MADURAI: A essential material required for treating bone cancer has been developed by scientists of the Fast Breeder Test Reactor at Kalpakkam.