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

YET another technical snag has forced closure of one of the units at the Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS), country

Mumbai: A director with the Tarapur Atomic Power Station is among the eight recipients of the International Excellence Award given by World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).

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THE government has promised business worth Rs 100,000 crore ($20 billion) to US companies for supply of nuclear equipment, as it looks to return the favour to Washington for pushing a civilian nuclear deal that ended decades of international nuclear apartheid against India last year, senior central government functionaries and officials closely involved with the process said.

In the presence of Atomic Energy Commission (aec) chairman Anil Kakodkar and India's distinguished nuclear scientists and personnel who had made this possible, Unit 3 of the 540 mw Tarapur Atomic Power Station (taps) attained criticality (nuclear parlance for an atomic plant becoming operational), with the start of a self-sustaining nuclear fission chain reaction in the reactor core.

For several reasons, 2006 is a watershed in the history of India's nuclear power programme.

There was no way India could have compromised on excluding its Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) and 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) from safeguards, according to Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). "It was a logical position....

Are the recent accidents at the Tarapur nuclear facility early warnings of a catastrophe in the making?

Officials say the stoppage of enriched uranium for the Tarapur reactor will not affect India's peaceful nuclear programme