Croatian experts to inspect KKNPP next week

The KKNPP administration has decided to bring the Croatian experts here for the inspection as determination of the healthiness of all equipment in the reactor building after the ‘hot run’ was conducted is paramount for getting the nod from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) prior to the loading of enriched uranium fuel assemblies for criticality, R.S. Sundar, Site Director of the KKNPP Reactors I and II, told The Hindu on Thursday. http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article3429704.ece

U.K. MPs sign anti-Kudankulam letter to Manmohan

British MPs and members of the European Parliament have signed a letter from South Asian anti-nuclear groups to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing “deep concern” over human rights and environmental issues around the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) which they argue “violates” the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s safety guidelines. http://www.thehindu.com/news/article3429248.ece

Probing ex-DGP’s role in Nandigram: Bengal tells court

The CID is probing the role of former DGP Anup Bhusan Vohra and DIG (Midnapore Range) N R Babu for removing police pickets from the crucial Tekhali bridge – between the CPM-controlled Khejuri and BUPC-dominated Nandigram – on November 7, 2007, spurring clashes killing seven people. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Probing-ex-DGPs-role-in-Nandigram-Bengal-tells-court/articleshow/13235821.cms

Who will bury Britain’s nuclear waste in their backyard?

Under threat: Fairfield Church on Romney Marsh in Kent  captured shortly before sunset - Who will bury Britain's nuclear waste in their backyard?

More than 60 years after the dawn of the nuclear age, no civil nuclear waste has yet been disposed of permanently underground anywhere in the world. Governments have struggled to find any local population willing to risk the dangers of radioactivity, though some countries are finally stepping up to the challenge. Sweden and Finland have chosen sites and started digging, while the US is looking to store civil waste in salt mineshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/9272373/Who-will-bury-Britains-nuclear-waste-in-their-backyard.html

Philippines ‘willing to share’ Spratlys bounty

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is willing to share with other countries in the region the benefits of the natural gas deposits in the disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea.
But he said he will not be a party to the ceding of portions of the Philippine archipelago to a foreign power like Chinahttp://feeds.bignewsnetwork.com/?rid=205920563&cat=0267775d6f1c3971