Kalpakkam to monitor the seasonal variation in mercury (Hg) concentration. The Hg level (dissolved + acid leachable) ranged from 3 to 50 ppb for surface and 1.5 to 47.9 ppb for bottom-water samples, yielding an annual average concentration of 20.42

Speakers recall indigenous efforts behind its commissioning

CHENNAI: M.R. Srinivasan, a former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), said on Wednesday that the 123 nuclear agreement between India and the U.S. provided India "an honourable entry into the international community' of nuclear countries, and asserted that those who raised doubts about the agreement had nothing to back them. "Instead of grabbing the opportunity, some of us are afraid and reluctant' to go ahead with the agreement, he said at Kalpakkam, 60 km from Chennai.

Jairam Ramesh confident of UPA government winning trust vote TIRUCHI: Exuding confidence that the UPA government would win the trust vote over the nuclear deal issue, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh said on Sunday that the country intended to generate 20,000 MW of nuclear power by 2020.

The waste immobilisation plant at IGCAR, Kalpakkam, will soon become operational Radioactive material that is vitrified will not leach and contaminate the ground water or soil The vitrified waste put into canisters is kept in an overpack and then kept in underground vaults

Research currently underway to increase the burn-up (cumulative amount of energy extracted from a unit mass of fuel) of the oxide fuel that will be used in fast breeder reactors will help in reducing the cost of electricity generated. The oxide fuel to be used in the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) coming up at Kalpakkam will have a burn-up of 1,00,000 MW days/tonne. Scientists at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) are working to increase the burn-up of the oxide fuel to 1,50,000 MW days/tonne by 2011 and ultimately to 2,00,000 MW days/tonne. Advanced oxide

The construction of the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor, a milestone on the road to energy security, begins at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu.

Ironically, the upgrade involves a technology that is being discarded worldwide due to its poor safety record and complicated processes

India s first public hearing on the effects of a nuclear installation was a statement on how the country s nuclear establishment is run

India s first public hearing on a nuclear reactor in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, fails to take off

NEW DELHI: Firm on the need to increase nuclear power generation, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said given the low levels of nuclear power generation, the issue of handling waste was one of management.