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Westinghouse reactors for Kovvada

New Nuclear

28 July 2016

The Indian government is working with Westinghouse to develop a project proposal for the construction of a nuclear power plant at Kovvada, atomic energy minister Jitendra Singh has informed the country's parliament.

Kakrapar investigations continue

Regulation and Safety

04 July 2016

Three cracks have been found in the coolant channel which failed at India's Kakrapar 1, although the reasons for its failure will not be known for some time, the country's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board said in its latest update on the March incident which led to a leak of heavy water.

US-India deal helps pave way for new nuclear in India

Nuclear Policies

08 June 2016

Modi-Obama June 2016 - 48Westinghouse can start building six AP1000s in India following an agreement signed yesterday during talks at the White House between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. It is the first such opportunity for a US company since the countries signed a civil nuclear deal in 2008.

First criticality for Indian reactor

New Nuclear

11 July 2016

Kudankulam_2_startup_(NPCIL)-48Kudankulam unit 2 has achieved first criticality. India's 22nd nuclear power reactor is expected to be synchronized to the country's southern grid within 30 to 45 days.

No decision on India's NSG membership

Nuclear Policies

27 June 2016

India says it remains confident of a positive outcome concerning its application for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group after the group did not decide on the matter at its latest plenary.

Fuel loading at Kudankulam 2

New Nuclear

13 May 2016

Kudankulam_1_and_2_(Rosatom)-48Fuel loading has begun at India's Kudankulam unit 2, Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has announced.