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Church role in Kudankulam protests merits wider probe
Feb 29, 2012 The crackdown on four NGOs on the charge that they diverted foreign funds intended for social development activities to anti-nuclear protests in Kudankulam has focussed the spotlight on the activities of church-based NGOs in southern Tamil Nadu, says Venky Vembu, Senior Editor, Firstpost.
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The real 'foreign hand'
Mar 02, 2012 Greenpeace does not accept funds from any government or business corporation and is sustained by the funds given by Indian citizens and activists. With no respect for the sovereignty of India and the well being of her people, our government seems to have sold out to the pressures of the real 'foreign hand', writes Executive Director, Greenpeace India.
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The nuclear effect
Mar 28, 2011 Even as quake-torn Japan witnesses a nuclear crisis, countries in neighbouring South Asia are yet to shift gears in their pro-nuclear plans. Journalist Navin Singh Khadka takes stock of what's happening in the region where few voices have questioned the nuclear safety and risks of the power plants.
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Greenpeace gets people to fund advert on Independence Day
Aug 14, 2012 Greenpeace India has placed full page advertisements in newspapers on India's Independence Day after seeking approval and financial support from people. The advertisements target the government over efforts to dilute the Nuclear Liability Act under pressure from foreign powers.
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Global ban on nuclear tests vital: UN chief
Aug 30, 2012 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of a global ban on nuclear tests to achieve a safer and more secure world, calling on all States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the international treaty that seeks to achieve this goal.
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Madras HC gives go ahead to Kudankulam nuclear plant
Aug 31, 2012 The Madras High Court on Friday gave its nod to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), clearing the decks for the fuel loading and commissioning of unit 1 of the controversy-hit Indo-Russian project.
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CNDP shocked as India's Koodankulam plant goes critical
Jul 16, 2013 By going critical, the Koodankulam plant has violated the spirit of the Indian apex court’s May 6 order, said the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP).
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Indian nuclear plant to get clearance without making EIA report public
Jul 17, 2012 A nuclear power plant coming up in Haryana, India, conducts a public hearing without making the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report public. The controversial plant is being constructed by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) on fertile agricultural land.
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Indian villagers refuse to give land for nuclear plant
Nov 04, 2009 Resentment is simmering among villagers in Maharashtra due to a proposed nuclear power plant to be set up a few hundred kilometers south of Mumbai. It will be India’s first international collaboration after the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group lifted restrictions on civil nuclear cooperation.
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Those who create problems are least willing to take action against climate change: Prodipto Ghosh
Feb 01, 2012 Talking to OneWorld South Asia, Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, underlines the critical role of nuclear energy for development and how DSDS forum provides an essential platform for youth to exchange their views.
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Study flags radioactive waste management lapses
Dec 08, 2008 While India makes a mark on the world stage with an impressive nuclear energy programme, there is also a tagging concern relating to a not-so-comfortable by-product – radioactive waste. The issue of management of such waste was highlighted at a workshop in the capital recently.
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Taliban surge in Pakistan raises nuclear threat
Apr 24, 2009 With increasing influence of Taliban forces in Pakistan, the debate whether the country’s nuclear arsenal is safe has once again become a matter of grave concern for international community. Even the US is not very confident this time.
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Hurdles in Indo-US nuclear deal before it goes commercial
Jul 21, 2009 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began talks with Indian officials in New Delhi on Monday to take forward the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. But it appears that there are many roadblocks that need to be cleared before deals worth an estimated 10 billion dollars can be signed.
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UN chief for disarmament at Nagasaki anniversary
Aug 06, 2010 UN chief Ban Ki-moon appealed to relinquish nuclear weapons in his historic visit to Japan, ahead of the anniversary ceremony commemorating the August 6, 1945 atom bomb attack on Hiroshima. He urged nations to support his five-point action plan for nuclear disarmament.
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Environmental lobbyists oppose new nuclear power stations across nations
Mar 14, 2011 Environmental activists around the world are urging governments to discard new nuclear power stations or greatly increase safety as many proposed projects are planned for areas susceptible to earthquakes and tsunamis. Following the massive ruin in Japan, fear of a nuclear tragedy from natural disasters is mounting.
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Operation in Japan to cool nuclear reactors
Mar 17, 2011 In an attempt to bring down the radiation level, helicopters poured sea water on the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. This new operation to battle nuclear meltdown also aims to replenish water in a storage pond with spent fuel rods. However high wind makes it difficult to judge weather water has been dropped accurately on the reactors.
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Japan raises nuclear crisis level
Mar 18, 2011 Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the nuclear accident seriousness level at Fukushima power plant from four to five on the International Nuclear Event Scale. A Level 5 emergency involves severe damage to a reactor core, release of large quantities of of radiation and significant public exposure or radiation deaths.
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Radioactive water halts Japan nuke-plant repair operation
Mar 29, 2011 While experts are battling to restore power and restart cooling systems at the stricken nuclear plant in Japan, dangers posed by highly radioactive water found around the reactors have forced authorities to halt the operation. The Prime Minister said that the government is on maximum alert as the situation remains unpredictable.
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Japan nuke crisis level raised to highest severity
Apr 12, 2011 The Japan government raised the nuclear emergency level at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to 7 indicating the worst on an international scale. The new level marks major release of radioactive material with widespread health and environmental effects that had only been previously applied to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine.
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Japan vows to review nuclear policy
Apr 19, 2011 Japan pledges to carry out a thorough review of its nuclear energy policy in the wake of the recent crisis. Meanwhile, robots employed in the crippled Fukushima reactors measure the current radiation level as unsuitable for work to resume.
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Japan abandons nuclear expansion
May 12, 2011 Japan’s Prime Minister has abandoned plans to build new nuclear reactors and has announced to review its nuclear policy. The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant has destabilised Japan’s energy policy, which relied heavily on nuclear power for country’s needs.
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UN to convene summit on nuke safety
May 16, 2011 UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon announced a high level summit on nuclear safety and security in the wake of nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan.
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Germany to go nuke free by 2022
May 30, 2011 In a drastic policy turnaround, Germany's coalition government has decided to shut all its nuclear plants in response to Japan's Fukushima accident. This makes Germany the biggest industrial power to abandon nuclear energy.
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A decade of learning from Fukushima
Jun 10, 2011 Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster lessons may take ten years to learn but the world should strive to prepare itself against such accidents more quickly, experts say. Loopholes in disaster preparedness at Fukushima Daiichi reactor caused one of the worst nuclear accidents in history.
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UN nuclear report highlights Japan safety flaws
Jun 20, 2011 A UN report highlights several shortcomings on the part of Japan both before and after a tidal wave crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The report says that the country was ill-prepared for a Tsunami threat to the plant.
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Nuke weapons to surge despite appeals for disarmament: Report
Oct 31, 2011 Nuclear nations have planned to spend hundreds of billions on nuke weapon upgrade over the next decade despite huge budget pressures and international cry for disarmament, warns a new report.
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High radioactive levels in Japan's farmland: study
Nov 15, 2011 Farmland in parts of Japan are no longer safe because of high levels of radiation in the soil, scientists have warned, as the country struggles to recover from the Fukushima atomic disaster.
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Radioactive caesium found in rice from Japan
Nov 18, 2011 The government has banned shipments of rice after radioactive caesium was detected in higher concentrations than permissible in a farm in Fukushima city.
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Japan declares Fukushima plant stable
Dec 19, 2011 The crippled nuclear reactor in Japan’s Fukushima has finally stabilised marking an end to one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters, the Prime Minister declared.
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Japanese women rise against nuclear power
Dec 22, 2011 Over hundred women at the forefront of grassroots movements in Japan are demanding a complete shutdown of nuclear power stations and a transparent investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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