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The lonely struggle of India’s anti-nuclear protesters via The Guardian

Women are leading protests in Tamil Nadu state against a power plant – yet few people in India know the village they’re from, let alone support their cause Behind the Lourdes Matha church in Idinthakarai, a fishing village at the … Continue reading

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‘Every time they arrested me, it just made my will to protest stronger’ via NYOOOZ

Actor Nandita Das with protestors Sundari and Milret, who have been struggling against the Koodankulam Nuclear Plant, at the book launch of The Ant in the Ear of the Elephant, on Monday. —photo: Rajneesh Londhe A new book by journalist … Continue reading

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Kudankulam nuclear power plant down due to steam leak via The Times of India

CHENNAI: The 1,000 MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam stopped generation on Thursday night following a steam leak, Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO) said. The unit was restarted only on January 30 after nearly seven months of maintenance shutdown.[…] … Continue reading

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India Relaunches Kudankulam Nuclear Plant After Maintenance – Statement via Sputnik

India’s Russian-designed Kudankulam nuclear power plant resumed operations after maintenance, Kudankulam’s press service said Thursday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Thursday’s relaunch comes after a period of preventive maintenance performed with participation of the Russian nuclear experts. The plant’s first unit was loaded with nuclear fuel in preparation for the … Continue reading

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Campaign against expanding nuclear projects in TN via The Hindu

As negotiations between India and Russia are in the advanced stages for installing the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, anti-nuclear activists have intensified their campaign against the expansion of nuclear assets in … Continue reading

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Foreign hand trying to stall India’s atomic programme: AEC chief via The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: With serious allegations of leaky nuclear reactors and poor security levelled against India’s nuclear programme, Atomic Energy Commission chief Sekhar Basu brushes aside these charges saying this is a “well designed agenda” to “stall or delay” the country’s … Continue reading

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India’s nuclear solution to global warming is generating huge domestic protests via the Center for Public Integrity

By Adrian Levy Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, INDIA — In a town riven by blackouts every summer, the startup in December of commercial operations for a multi-billion-dollar, Russian-built nuclear reactor near here would ordinarily have been a cause for celebration. It … Continue reading

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Quiet burial for the nuclear deal? via Gateway House

Solar power developers have offered to sell electricity in India at less than Rs 5/unit. This makes solar competitive with traditional forms of energy, and makes new nuclear power plants financially unviable. India must register the changed reality, and discard … Continue reading

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Preparations on for launching Kudankulam Unit-2 N-plant via The Green India Post

New Delhi: Preparations are underway for operationalisation of the Unit-2 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu and stage is set for construction of two more reactors of 1000 mw capacity each, according to Russian company Rosatom which is … Continue reading

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Kudankulam units achieve construction and operation milestones via World Nuclear News

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has announced that construction of unit 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu has been completed. In a 14 July statement, AERB also said that it had … Continue reading

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