HC tells Tamil Nadu to drop cases against Kudankulam naysayers

The Madras High Court Monday directed the Tamil Nadu government to abide by the Supreme Court direction to withdraw cases filed against those opposing the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP). The court, however, refused to stay the functioning of the power plant. The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), which has been protesting against the project, welcomed the judgment […]

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Atomic energy regulator yet to file Kudankulum report in SC

The Indian atomic energy regulator has not yet filS.P. Udayakumar,ed with the Supreme Court its report on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP, an anti-KNPP activist said Wednesday. “In response to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the AERB (Atomic Energy Regulatory Board) in its reply dated July 1 said: ‘The […]

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No plan to dump nuclear waste at Kolar: Narayanasamy

In the Prime Minister’s Office the Union Minister of State V Narayanasamy said that Nuclear waste from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will not be stored in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka. Queried by reporters about Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) planning to store the nuclear waste from KNPP in KGF, Narayanasamy refuted […]

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Kudankulam safety steps a matter of public interest, says SC

The Supreme Court Thursday told the government not to treat as an adversarial litigation the petition seeking implementation of all safety steps before the commissioning  of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) as it concerns public interest. A bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra made the observation when Solicitor General Rohinton Nariman […]

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Amnesty demands end to police force against Kudankulam protesters

Amnesty Friday demanded an end to the use of police force against “peaceful protesters” agitating against a nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu. Terming the death of person in police firing on Monday as “a clear example of excessive use of force by the police”, Amnesty demanded an immediate halt to the use […]

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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kudankulam plant

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the fuel loading of the nuclear power plant at Kudankulam. The apex court will hear the matter on next Thursday. Earlier on the day, hundreds of people from Tamil Nadu’s Idinthakarai village, the epicentre of the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), stood in the […]

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Plea on Kudankulam project filed in Delhi High Court

A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court against the department of atomic energy (DAE) and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) for not sharing details related to Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu under the transparency law, a petitioner said Saturday. The plea was filed Friday for allegedly not abiding […]

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Court frowns on ministers over Kudankulam launch date

With the protest against Kudankulam nuclear power plant entering its second year, the Madras High Court hearing two petitions against the project Thursday came down on union ministers, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). “Hearing the two petitions, the Madras High Court came down heavily on the […]

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Anti-nuclear activists to continue protests at Kudankulam

Anti-nuclear activists have claimed that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board’s (AERB) clearance to load enriched uranium fuel in the first 1,000 MW reactor at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is a violation of the atomic regulator’s commitment to the court. Referring to the batch of petitions filed in the Madras High Court against the […]

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NPCIL declines to release nuke safety report

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NCPIL) has objected to a Central Information Commission (CIC) order for releasing a safety report on the Kudankulam nuclear reactor, saying it is holding it in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of a Russian company, an official said. NCPIL said it will approach the courts if the Central Information […]

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