MORE trouble appears to be brewing for the Indo-US nuclear liability bill with the Left planning to reach out to non-Congress members in the parliamentary panel to seek fundamental changes in the legislation.

There is progressive improvement in uranium fuel position for operating indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) with gradual increasing in production from indigenous uranium mills besides the imported fuel, department of Atomic Energy sources said.

AMIDST increasing resistance from Trinamool Congress activists, West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has urged the Centre to take a stronger stand if the mega Haripur nuke power venture in the state is to see the light of day.

Experts say Govt underplaying dangers of an accident.

Nuclear power is expensive and perilous and India does not need it, said Dr Surendra Gadekar, nuclear scientist.

The  present status of nuclear energy technology is the result of over 50 years of development and operational experience.

India's relations with Canada yesterday turned a full circle- from one of suspicion and unease to a strategic partnership. Canada, which had led India's nuclear isolation in the mid-1970s and late 1990s, is now the ninth nation with which New Delhi has a peacetime atomic energy pact, opening the doors for bilateral nuclear commerce on the lines India has with the USA.

FRENCH industrial engineering major Alstom will formalise its tripartite joint venture agreement with state-owned Bhel and Nuclear Power Corporation over the next few months to help it tap about 45,000 mw of nuclear power, expected to come up in India over the next 10-15 years.

This technology roadmap on nuclear energy released by IEA & OECD finds that nearly one-fourth of global electricity generation could be met with nuclear power by 2050, offering significant CO2 savings & says that financing new nuclear plants is expected to be a major challenge.

Meena Menon

MADBAN (Ratnagiri district): Angry protests stalled a public hearing of the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) at Madban village in Maharashtra on Sunday. Only after officials acknowledged their mistake of not providing copies of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) to the affected villages, it was allowed to go on under protest.

Sanjay Jog / Mumbai May 17, 2010, 1:12 IST

A public hearing today on the 10,000-Mw nuclear power project in coastal Ratnagiri district witnessed loud protests by villagers.