Bill to provide for civil liability for nuclear damage, appointment of claims commissioner, establishment of nuclear damage claims commission and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The Mayapuri accident is not a one-off occurrence. This document lists 16 occasions in which sources of radiation have been lost, stolen or misplaced from radiological facilities in India over the last ten years. The document also lists some accounts of accidents and near-misses in the country

HYDERABAD: With the Andhra Pradesh government declaring a strong intent to promote nuclear power, two nuclear energy parks at Kovvada (Srikakulam district) and Nizampatnam (Guntur) are to be established with a whopping investment of over Rs. 1,50,000 crore.

The draft nuclear liability bill indemnifies the supplier of a nuclear plant and caps the liability of the operator in the event of an accident. The indemnity for suppliers is meant to please multinational plant vendors who wish to be free of liability even for accidents that result from a design flaw.

NEW DELHI: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and NTPC joint venture is likely to build two 700 MWe nuclear power plants at a site identified by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Mumbai: The state government will hold a public meeting in Jaitapur (in Ratnagiri district) on May 16 to discuss the environmental repercussions of the controversial nuclear power project proposed for the town.

The Union environment ministry will take into account the suggestions and objections raised in the meeting before giving clearance to the project.

Various facets of energy security would continue to engage the policy makers and other stake holders as energy continues to drive economies, policies and even geo-strategy. The country has come a long way since the Tarapore Nuclear Plant began commercial operation way back in 1969. The progress has been

Anyone following the statements expressed from time to time about the renaissance of nuclear energy could get the impression that the number of new nuclear plants was increasing at an immense and steady rate. In fact, more recent statistics show 60 plants in the process of being built, the majority in China and others in Russia, India, South Korea and Japan.

London: Safer nuclear power could be a step closer after researchers discovered a phenomenon which allows tiny materials to repair themselves after suffering radiation damage in reactors.

CHENNAI: Nuclear power reactors of 700 MWe capacity each will come up at two new inland sites