Petition says plant should be governed by principle of ‘absolute liability, polluter pays’

A fresh writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, contending that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant could not be commissioned without resolving the issue of Russia’s liability in case of an accident. The public interest litigation petition sought a declaration that the plant, in Tirunelveli district, would be governed by the law of the land, as laid down by the Supreme Court: the ‘absolute liability’ and ‘polluter pays’ principle.

Dr. Rao interacts with students

India is one of the few countries, which has a comprehensive capability of nuclear waste management according to P. R. Vasudeva Rao, Director and distinguished scientist, Chemistry Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. Dr. Rao addressed the students at a programme organised by National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, on ‘India and Nuclear Energy’ on Saturday.

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The government on Monday said it had chosen a 4-hectare area of national forest land in Tochigi Prefecture as a candidate storage site for radioactive waste from Fukushima Prefecture.

Amid concerns about safety issues involving the nuclear plant in Kundakulam of South India, the government of Sri Lanka has raised its concerns with India and sought an immediate dialogue between t

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has laid down a condition that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) should adopt a suitable system to reduce the temperature of the trade effluent at the final discharge point so that the resultant rise in the temperature of the sea does not exceed seven degrees Celsius above the ambient temperature.

The board stipulated the condition in its fresh consent order to operate the plant, a copy of which was submitted to the Madras High Court

The complicated and contentious issue of burying nuclear waste in Cumbria is heading for a milestone on 11 October when the three local councils which have expressed an interest meet to debate furt

Yet another leak has been reported within a month at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) at Rawatbhata near Kota, exposing workers to tritium radiation, and causing concern among the country’s nuclear energy watchers. The senior management at Rawatbhata, a site getting ready for India’s second-biggest Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) with a capacity of 500 tonnes a year, however, has dismissed the leak as a “routine’ matter.

Four maintenance workers were exposed to tritium radiation last Thursday (July 19), while repairing a faulty pipe in PHWR (pressurised heavy water reactor) Unit 4. The earlier incident, which took place on June 23, reportedly exposed more than 40 persons, working on a coolant at Unit 6, to tritium.

A government-appointed inquiry into the Fukushima nuclear crisis raised doubts on Monday about whether other nuclear plants were prepared for massive disasters despite new safety rules, and deliver

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