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Burying N reactor waste in Finland 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Beneath a forested patch of land on the Gulf of Bothnia, at the bottom of a steep tunnel that winds for 3 miles through granite bedrock, Finland is getting ready to entomb its nuclear waste. If all goes well, sometime early in the next decade, the first of what will be nearly 3,000 sealed copper canisters, each up to 17 feet long and containing about two tonnes of spent reactor fuel from Finland's nuclear power industry, will be lowered into a vertical borehole in a side tunnel about 1,400 feet underground. As more canisters are buried, the holes and tunnels — up to 20 miles of them — will be packed with clay and eventually abandoned. The fuel, which contains plutonium and other products of nuclear fission, will remain radioactive for tens of thousands of years — time enough for a new ice age and other epochal events. But between the 2-inch-thick copper, the clay and the surrounding ancient granite, officials say, there should be no risk of contamination to future generations. "We are ...
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India to stick to nuclear policy 22.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The Defence Minister, Mr. Swaran Singh, to-day [June 21, New Delhi] condemned, in a statement before the two Houses of Parliament, the Chinese explosion of hydrogen bomb as “further evidence of China’...
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Toshiba prefers US-Japan bidder for memory chip business sale 21.6.2017 News
Toshiba's attempt to gain cash from the chip operations sale has not gone smoothly
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Russia could offer India world's most advanced nuclear reactor technology for proposed second plant 21.6.2017 ET: Power
Novovoronezh is one of the oldest nuclear power plants in Russia and is located in the Voronezh Oblast, Central Russia.
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Russia in talks with India on mini hydel projects 21.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Russia's Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is holding preliminary talks with the Indian government and private companies to expand its footprint in India by venturing into the small container-based mini hydro power segment.
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Modi-Trump meet: Who will say what? 21.6.2017 Rediff: News
'Even in this age of self-willed and authoritarian leaders and spontaneous gestures, a script is still written,' notes Ambassador B S Prakash, imagining the 'talking points' are for the India-US summit on June 26.
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Why the Indian Insolvency and Bankruptcy code will not solve the problem of bad loans 20.6.2017 ET: Economy/Finance
For capital-starved commercial lenders, at the receiving end of $37 billion of unpaid debt, waiting for even 56 days without a resolution isn't an option.
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Nuclear Fusion pioneer Prof PK Kaw no more 20.6.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
He was a child prodigy. He completed his PhD at the age of 18 from IIT Delhi. He was a young scientist in his 30s when he founded Institute of Plasma Research (IPR) in 1986, and continued as its director till 2012. In this time, India became a part of the prestigious LIGO project and became a full partner in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project. On Sunday, the affable soft-spoken man and physical science genius, Prof PK Kaw, breathed his last at his home in Ahmedabad at the age of 69.  “It is a national loss,” said Prof Amita Das, his associate of 26 years and a senior professor at IPR. “He was a multi-faceted personality. His passion was physics and plasma research, but his interests included philosophy and understanding consciousness,” Prof Das recalls melancholically.   Prof Kaw had a by-pass surgery recently. Besides, he also suffered from Parkinson’s. Despite his health limitations, Prof Das says he was an active scientist right till the end. “He understood the ...
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'Foundation of Kundankulam's unit three to be laid by July start' 19.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The ASE Group, a subsidiary of Russia's ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation, on Monday announced that the foundation of the unit three of the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), will be laid by the end of June or beginning of July.
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Russia to sign contract with India for two nuclear plants 19.6.2017 ET: Power
India and Russia will soon sign contracts for design and supply of equipment for Units 5 & 6 at Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP)
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Sting journalism is not investigative journalism 18.6.2017 Hindu: Home
It is a lazy substitute to meticulous reporting. It may create a buzz but can never examine anything in depth
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J&J expands portfolio with detergent range for babies 17.6.2017 All Companies Stories
To help the makers of soaps, oils, shampoos, creams and talc for babies fill expand its portfolio
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CM not bold enough, says Pon. Radhakrishnan 17.6.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Blames him for protests, campaigns against Central schemes
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Rolls-Royce to triple R&D staff in India, invest in startups 16.6.2017 ET: Engineering
Rolls-Royce Director Benjamin Robert Story and Rolls- Royce India President Kishore Jayaraman today met Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
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We will continue to place emphasis on working capital: SN Subrahmanyan, Deputy MD & President, L&T 16.6.2017 ET: Opinion
The infrastructure business continues to be the mainstay of the company says SN Subrahmanyan, Deputy MD & President, L&T.
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Siemens India wins first cyber security contract for power plant automation 15.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
It will provide cyber security solution for to protect CLP India's power plant automation system
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Swimming robot to probe damage at Japan nuclear plant 15.6.2017 DNA: Evolutions
A Japanese industrial group has unveiled a swimming robot designed be used underwater to probe damage from meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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Pak eyes 2018 start for China-funded dam opposed by India 13.6.2017 TimesOfIndia
The $12-$14 billion Diamer-Bhasha dam should generate 4,500 megawatts (MW) of electricity, and a vast new reservoir would regulate the flow of water to farmland. India has opposed any construction in the Indus Basin and has criticised CPEC because the corridor runs across Gilgit-Baltistan in PoK.
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NDRF demo on response to n-incidents 13.6.2017 Hindu: News
Team shows how they rescue victims from affected area
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The road from St. Petersburg 12.6.2017 Hindu: Lead
Nostalgia may be useful, but it cannot make up for a lack of substantive drivers in India-Russia ties
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