• Tue, Aug 20, 2019
  • Nuclear waste management still in its infancy
    The rapid expansion of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant is worrying experts as the additional nuclear waste storage facility is yet to come up.
    Nuclear waste management still in its infancy
    The controversy surrounding the disposal of waste at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tirunelveli district has reared its head again. The Away From Reactor (AFR) facility for storing nuclear spent fuel, which was to have come up by May 2018 under orders from the Supreme Court in 2013, is still not ready. Nuclear spent fuel (fuel that has gone through the process once) is currently being stored in the At Reactor (AR) facility which can store spent fuel generated by seven years of full power operation plus one full core load.  Kudankulam Unit 1 began operations in 2014 and Unit 2 in 2017. These two pressurised water reactors (PWR) have a capacity of 1,000 MW each.A typical 1,000 MW plant produces nearly 27 to 37 tonnes of spent nuclear fuel per year of operations. The AR pools will soon run out of space.The storage facilityThe...
  • TN govt to launch Mathematics app for school kids TN govt to launch Mathematics app for school kids

    The Tamil Nadu government will soon launch a Mathematics app to help students in the State learn the subject easily. The application would also assist teachers in improving their teaching skills.

  • Health Dept to conduct mosquito breeding check at commercial spaces Health Dept to conduct mosquito breeding check at commercial spaces

    After the recent spell of rain led to a spike in mosquito menace, the State Health Department had decided to conduct inspections at commercial spaces, construction sites and other buildings to check...

  • TN seeks more funds from MHRD, state to get 70 per cent of arrears from Centre TN seeks more funds from MHRD, state to get 70 per cent of arrears from Centre

    Tamil Nadu government has sought more funds from the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) for various new welfare schemes meant for school students in the State.

  • Unregulated shrimp farms ruin Kazhuveli wetland: Amicus curiae Unregulated shrimp farms ruin Kazhuveli wetland: Amicus curiae

    The Madras High Court has been informed that the deficiencies in the current licencing and regulation of shrimp culture need to be addressed to protect the Kazhuveli wetland in Tindivanam range of...

  • Equipment for KKNPP unit III and IV shipped from Russia Equipment for KKNPP unit III and IV shipped from Russia

    The main equipment for the under construction third unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tamil Nadu have been shipped, a key Russian supplier for the project said on Monday.

  • AIADMK office-bearer resigns AIADMK office-bearer resigns

    AIADMK students wing president VCC Nagarajan on Monday resigned from his post and primary membership of the party.

  • Get grievances redressed at doorstep: CM Get grievances redressed at doorstep: CM

    Updated On: Aug, 20, 201905:05 AM

    Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday launched the Chief Minister special grievance redressal scheme at his native Salem district. Rather than people approaching officials, hereafter...

  • DMK to protest J and K leaders’ detention on August 22 in Delhi DMK to protest J and K leaders’ detention on August 22 in Delhi

    DMK MPs will hold a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on August 22 demanding the immediate release of Jammu and Kashmir leaders, who were detained by the Centre prior to the abrogation of Article...

  • Police inquire at Srivilliputhur Jeeyar Mutt Police inquire at Srivilliputhur Jeeyar Mutt

    Virudhunagar police have summoned Srivilliputhur Jeeyar over his alleged remarks against Muslims, sources said on Monday.