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Nuclear Issues

Nuclear issues – Updates on 28 April 2012

1. Prohibitory order extended till May 31 - The prohibitory order clamped in the areas falling within 2 km radius from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) site following the anti-nuke protests has been extended till May 31. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/article3358988.ece

2. “No assurance to protesters on documents” - District Collector R. Selvaraj has refuted the claim by the People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) that it was forced to resume indefinite fast from May 1 as the official machinery had failed to fulfil promises made during talks held at Radhapuram recently. Link: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article3359212.ece

3. US-Russia nuke communication system may be used for ensuring cybersecurity - http://www.newkerala.com/news/newsplus/worldnews-12330.html

4. Regan Admin ignored Zia’s lies on N- programme - The Regan administration repeatedly ignored the warning of the US intelligence community that the then Pakistani military ruler General Zia ul-Haq was consistently lying to them on the country’s nuclear programme, latest declassified information have revealed. http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/regan-admin-ignored-zia-s-lies-on-n-programme_772120.html

5. Koodankulam‘s 2nd Nuc plant may run by year-end - The second unit of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant  Project (KKNPP) may become operational by year-end, hinted Atomic Energy Commission chairman and Department of Atomic Energy secretary Srikumar Banerjee. Banerjee, who addressed presspersons along with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) managing director S K Jain at the KKNPP site on Thursday, said that with the cooperation of  the Tamil Nadu government, work at Unit-1 and Unit-2  was progressing steadily towards criticality. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/koodankulam-plant-unit-may-run-by-yearend/252524-62-128.html

6. ‘Fair deal’ for N-power plant oustees - The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and State government are all set to finalise the resettlement and rehabilitation package for the project-affected persons of Kovvada and surrounding areas of Ranasthalam to overcome the opposition to the nuclear power project. Link: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article3358684.ece

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