Tag Archives: Tamil Nadu

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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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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Six workers injured at Indian nuclear plant via UCA News

Anti-nuclear activists in southern India have vowed to intensify their protests against a Russian-backed nuclear power plant after six workers were injured in a “hot water spill”. Six workers suffered significant burns in the accident Wednesday in the Kudankulam nuclear … Continue reading

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Russia to have 28 new n-plants by 2030 via daijiworld.com

Moscow, Jan 28 (IANS): Russia aims to build 28 new nuclear power units with high safety standards before 2030. Disclosing this, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin Monday told university students at a meeting here that “in Russia’s energy mix, the share … Continue reading

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India: Conflict Over Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Continues via Global Voice

The Atomic Power Project in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has started operations last month amidst protests (see Global Voices report). The plant has started generating electricity but the situation is becoming … Continue reading

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‘KNPP’s First Unit Likely to be Operational By Next Year’ via Outlook India.com

Amid anti-nuclear protests by villagers, Atomic Energy Chairman R K Sinha today said the first unit of 1,000 MW of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu is likely to become operational by next year. “Though it will not be … Continue reading

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India nuclear protesters wade into sea to escape police charge via Reuters

(Reuters) – Indian riot police fired tear gas to break up thousands of protesters on a beach near the country’s largest nuclear power project, due to fire up within weeks despite months of opposition. Demonstrators waded into the crashing waves … Continue reading

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Kudankulam Unit-1 Gets Go-Ahead For Fuel Loading via NucNet

13 Aug (NucNet): India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has given approval for initial fuel loading and first approach to criticality of unit-1 of Kudankulam nuclear power station at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu. AERB said the approval was given on … Continue reading

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Kudankulam nuclear plant hits new hurdle, PM asks who will pay for mishap via NDTV

New Delhi: The Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu has run up against new hurdles. This time, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants to know from the Department of Atomic Energy who will pay if there is a mishap at … Continue reading

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