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First Russian-Designed N-Reactor Launch Delayed

The launch of the first reactor of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant which was being built on a Russian design in India, has been postponed from December 2009 to 2010, a senior Indian nuclear official said. Chairman and Managing Director of Nuclear Power Corporation (NPCIL) S. K. Jain, said recently that the delay was due to the need to make ...

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Russia Delivers First Batch of Nuclear Fuel Pellets to India

Russia’s TVEL, a subsidiary of state-controlled nuclear power company Atomenergoprom, has delivered its first shipment of uranium fuel pellets to India for Indian heavy-water reactors on 10 April, 2009, under a new contract. This followed the arrival of 60 tonnes of uranium ore at the Nuclear Fuel Complex on March 31st, 2009 from France marked the beginning of long term ...

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Canada keen on N-deal, looks at business avenues

Canada and India are negotiating a comprehensive nuclear deal that will allow the latter to develop civilian nuclear power plants, a spokesperson of the Canadian foreign office has said. Lisa Monette, the spokesperson, told an Indian news agency said both sides had “informal” discussions in September and expect to schedule a formal session soon. Canada signalled its support for India’s re-engagement with ...

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