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…….Last year, Indian and Russia had signed a protocol for funding two new units at Kudankulam.

As per the protocol, Russia will extend an export credit of $3.400 billion to Russian organisations to help build the units at four per cent interest…..

I wonder if that has to do with this…?
UPDATE: Raid on Bellona’s St. Petersburg offices casts uncertain shadow over organization’s future

Lyubyanka, headquarters of the Russian FSB, is part of a new assault launched on Russian NGOs.
Coutesy of Thomas Nilsen, the Barents Observer

Charles Digges, 20/03-2013 ……

Bellona’s office in St. Petersburg yesterday got a surprise look at how the Russian government plans to enforce its law requiring NGOs that receive foreign funding to register as “foreign agents” with an unannounced inspection from the general prosecutor and other authorities.
http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2013/bellona_ngo_raid
Because of these?
Road to Fukushima fraught with ongoing tragedy and innovations ignored
http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2013/fukushima_series_three
Analysis: Fukushima two years later
http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2013/Nils_fukushima_comment
New Japanese nuclear regulatory agency must assert its opinion as confusion around Fukushima disaster still lingers
http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2013/fuku_series_last
Fukushima power outage to spent nuclear fuel storage ponds partially restored
http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2013/fukushima_power_outage

kracktivist

PTI

As engineers race to commission the nuclear power plant at Kudankulam, the government has given its nod to build two more such units of 1,000 MW at the site in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

The Cabinet Committee on Security, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday evening, approved the proposal to grant administrative and financial sanction for building units 3&4 at Kudankulam site, officials said.

The decision comes at a time when engineers of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) are working to commission the first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power project.

Sources said the estimated cost of building the two plants has been pegged at Rs. 20 crore per megawatt.

The CCS nod paves the way for signing of the general framework agreement (GFA) between NPCIL and Russian suppliers of nuclear equipment.

The GFA will spell…

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March 21, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. sorry about the formatting.. wordpress goes weird when i re-blog 😦

    Comment by arclight2011 | March 21, 2013 | Reply

  2. […] India sanctions two more Nuclear power plants at Kudankulam #WTFnews (nuclear-news.net) […]

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