Nuclear

  • Jordan is in talks with several international companies to be partners in the country's first nuclear plant by providing necessary turbines and systems for the plant, according to Khaled Toukan, the chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC). Jordan is currently in discussions with Shanghai Electric, China National Nuclear Corporation, Alstom and other Japanese and ...
  • 600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuel from three nuclear reactors in Fukushima remains missing. As quoted in the news article: The company hopes to locate and start removing the missing fuel from 2021, the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) chief of decommissioning at Fukushima, Naohiro Masuda, revealed. The fuel extraction technology is yet to be elaborated upon, he added. Following the ...
  • Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23 Trend: Azerbaijan and Israel discussed the issues of nuclear safety and reiterated that all the countries have the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry told Trend May 23, commenting on the Deputy FM Araz Azimov’s visit to Israel. During the visit, Azimov met with the Israeli foreign minister, representatives of the country’s ...
  • Nuclear power is the best way for the country to meet its energy demands, visitors to a forum have heard. Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation held an event last week where the company's mission was outlined to about 200 members of the public. Mohammed Al Hammadi, Enec's chief executive, said population growth meant different kinds of energy sources needed to be ...
  • SEOUL, May 21 - The architect of North Korea's nuclear diplomacy who negotiated a 1994 accord with the United States that halted a US plan for a military strike on the isolated state's nuclear facilities, has died, North Korea said on Saturday. Kang Sok Ju, who last served as the North's vice premier and a member of the ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, died of cancer on Friday at the ...

  • Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20 By Anakhanum Idayatova – Trend: Armenia’s Metsamor nuclear power plant is a major threat not only for the entire Caucasus region, but it also poses a danger for the Armenian population, Malik Ayub Sumbal, journalist, expert on geopolitical and international conflicts, told Trend via e-mail May 20. Sumbal, who is also the founder of The Caspian Times news platform, said ...
  • Plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales have taken an "important" step forward with the announcement of a delivery team for the £10 billion project. Menter Newydd, meaning New Venture in Welsh, is a joint venture of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Bechtel Management Company and JGC Corporation (UK) and will be responsible for the construction of Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey, overseen by ...
  • A while back, South Africa reeled in shock when a rand figure of trillions was mentioned in the same breath as nuclear power... It seems the mega nuclear power plant that was speculated about a few months ago has been shelved, in favour of other options. A programme similar to the French fleet system, or reverting to the pebble-bed option mooted in the past, were mentioned by several speakers ...
  • Radioactive Warning
    May 22, 2016 | EnergyBiz news services

    Discrepancies over the value of electricity purchased from a nuclear-fired power plant in Arizona has interrupted proceedings related to a request by New Mexico's largest electric utility to raise rates for more than a half-million customers.

  • Egypt has announced a $25 billion loan from Russia for the building of a nuclear power plant. Thursday's announcement came in a decree by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The Russian loan will cover 85 percent of the expenses of the plant's construction. Egypt, which will cover the other 15 percent, is to repay the loan over a 22-year period, starting in 2029, with a 3 percent ...
  • The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), organised on Wednesday a public forum at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), which was attended by around 220 residents. The forum, held as part of the ENEC's ongoing commitment to community engagement, shone a light on the importance of nuclear energy as a safe, clean, reliable and efficient source of ...
  • Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is urging his fellow Tennesseans to oppose what he calls an "unsightly" wind farm near the Cumberland Mountain State Park. The longtime supporter of nuclear power argued on the Senate floor this week that the 23 wind turbines Apex Clean Energy wants to install are "massive" and would spoil the "natural beauty of our state." "We ...
  • THE FRENCH president yesterday renewed his support for EDF's Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, amid questions about his government's backing for the £18bn flagship project. "I am in favour of this project going ahead," Francois Hollande told Europe 1 radio in a interview. "EDF and Areva are public comp-anies on which we should rely. But at the same time, we must give them new support." ...
  • Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov has signed a decree to abolish the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences. The Radiation Safety Center will be created at Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations in accordance with the decree. It will cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency on deactivation of the ...
  • Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17 By Elena Kosolapova – Trend: Taking into account a nuclear reactor similar to Chernobyl and a probability of human error, a similar accident is possible at Armenia’s Metsamor nuclear power plant, said Akira Tokuhiro, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, University of Idaho/Center for Advanced Energy Studies (USA). Tokuhiro has been working in the area of ...
  • Taiwan's Second Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei's Wanli District has suspended operations of its No. 2 reactor after the reactor shut down expectedly on Monday. The incident occurred at around 11 a.m. when the reactor had just resumed operations after undergoing a month-long annual maintenance. It is uncertain when the reactor can be restarted because inspections and an investigation into ...
  • The final contract for establishing Dabaa nuclear power plant between Egypt and Russia will be concluded next month, a senior government official told Daily News Egypt. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added that Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker has made considerable progress in the negotiations during his visit to Moscow a few days ago. The two ...
  • Projected to grow 2.4% annually, nuclear power will remain one of the most important means of generating electricity, says a new report. With last week's release of International Energy Outlook 2016, the U.S. Energy Information Administration looked at energy markets from 2012 to 2040. Electricity continues to be "the world's fastest-growing form of end-use energy consumption." The report ...
  • TEHRAN (FNA)- High-ranking Iranian and Japanese officials in a meeting in Tehran stressed further expansion of ties and cooperation between the two countries in the field of civilian nuclear technology. The meeting was held between Spokesman and Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi and new Japanese Ambassador to Tehran Hiroyasu Kobayashi. During the ...
  • Inside a nuclear reactor.
    May 11, 2016 | Dr. Christina Back

    Global demand for electricity will increase by 70% over the next 30 years, requiring a variety of cheap and clean technologies to meet that demand. Nuclear energy must be a significant portion of that energy mix, but it can't be unless we overcome the challenges nuclear electricity faces today: high electricity cost, safety concerns, waste issues, and proliferation fears.