NEW DELHI: State-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd is in talks with a number of American companies to set up nuclear power reactors in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the two sides are engaged in talks for construction of nuclear power reactors at Mithi Virdi in Gujarat and Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh.
A group of Swiss residents and environmental organisations are threatening to file a legal complaint against the federal nuclear inspectorate, urging it to close the aging Beznau nuclear power station. They say the plant cannot resist a powerful earthquake.
ByGlen S. Woods:When most hear the words "nuclear reactor," they think about bombs, electric power, and an occasional radioactive monster terrorizing Tokyo. However, there is an entire field of nuclear medicine that relies on nuclear reactors to produce isotopes for medical use. Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) is the most widely used isotope in nuclear medicine with some 30 million procedures a year.