Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) has said that the proposed Away From Reactor (AFR) Spent Fuel Storage facility to be established at the plant is completely safe and not alarming as projected by those opposing it.
Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, on Tuesday said it has secured an order for the erection work of two turbine generator (TG) units of 1,000 MWe (megawatt electric) each at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu.
The country’s first ‘away from reactor’ (AFR) facility to store spent nuclear fuel is likely to come up at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. It will store spent fuel generated at the two nuclear power plants at Kudankulam.
Operations at the long-delayed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district will not commence anytime soon.The new-generation atomic power reactors required for the plant are still undergoing refinement, say sources.
Nuclear power better than any other source of power generation: Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy
Nuclear power generation is comparatively better than any other source of power generation, Secretary in the department of atomic energy K N Vyas said Saturday. Vyas compared nuclear power generation with thermal power generation, which has many disadvantages.
With the ceremonial launch of the nuclear-powered arctic icebreaker ‘Ural’ last weekend, Russia’s Rosatom Atomic Energy Corporation has completed another step towards ensuring all-year round navigability of the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
The first 220 MW nuclear power plant at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) will be synchronised with the grid next week and power generation will be increased after that, a senior official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Thursday said nuclear electricity could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and has the potential to meet the increasing energy demand in the country.
India and Vietnam agreed to further strengthen cooperation in defence and security, peaceful uses of atomic energy and outer space, oil and gas and renewable energy as Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday concluded his four-day visit to the Southeast Asian country.
India will soon have 12 more nuclear plants soon to improve the power situation and ensure there is a free flow of uninterrupted power supply for both industries and residential use, a statement issued on Monday here quoted Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), K.N. Vyas, as saying.