Nuclear

  • ABU DHABI, 1st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR, recently organised a meeting for experts from nations that have signed on with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Code Applications and Maintenance Programme, CAMP, to assess the lessons learned from computer simulations that can guide decisions concerning nuclear power plant design, operation, and ...
  • First nulcear plant is being constructed in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning China is planning to build about 20 floating reactor platforms to meet the demand of maritime atomic propulsion, driving a market that could be worth tens of billions of dollars, a report said on Thursday. The country's first-ever floating nuclear plant is about to start the final assembly in Huludao, a coastal ...
  • Arese Carrington I read an article on April 26, 2016, in a Nigerian newspaper, entitled, "Nuclear power not safe for Nigeria" authored by Senator Shehu Sani. I hope his voice will not be a lone voice on this issue while the citizens he is trying to protect look on. Although I don't live in Nigeria, it is my native land and I love my native land, the people are my people and thus their ...
  • LCCI Senior Vice President Almas Hyder said being an atomic power they should use their knowledge for power generation to get rid of the energy crisis. Mobilization of local resources is key to success therefore Pakistan should also avail full benefit from its indigenous resources for power generation like coal, solar, wind and hydel. This was stated by the while speaking at an Experts ...
  • A former senior employee of a U.S. government office in Tennessee admitted to selling U.S. nuclear secrets to China, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Court records released Friday, from a case kept sealed for more than a year, revealed that former Tennessee Valley Authority manager Ching Ning Guey plead guilty to a charge of development of special nuclear material outside the United States. ...
  • Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that the country is now capable of helping the world's advanced states to build more nuclear power plants. "Besides Bushehr nuclear power plant and two other plants being constructed in Iran, four others will be built by 2020," Kamalvandi said on Friday. Kamalvandi announced that the country ...
  • The remote Mayak nuclear facility is Russia's oldest and biggest center for manufacturing radioactive isotopes and reprocessing spent nuclear fuel from several nations. Here are some key moments in its history: 1945: Construction begins on the Mayak facility in secrecy under the supervision of Josef Stalin's secret police chief, Lavrentiy Beria. 1948: The first reactor opens, staffed by ...
  • At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank. Some 50 kilometers (30 miles) upstream ...
  • Compliance should reduce costs and make oversight more efficient

    Apr 28, 2016 | Ravi Subramaniam

    Nuclear power holds great promise for meeting the world's increasing demand for plentiful, clean energy, but challenges remain.

  • The stakes in Armenia’s nuclear gamble on aging Metsamor nuclear plant are high for the whole region, says an article published by Huffingtonpost website. “Armenia was supposed to have a new nuclear power plant this year that would replace one that National Geographic suggested a few years ago was the most dangerous in the world,” the ...
  • Ambassador of Ukraine in Pakistan Volodymyr LAKOMOV on Wednesday said that the most important lesson learnt from the Chornobyl accident was to bring about lasting improvements in nuclear and radiation safety globally. He said in a statement issued in remembrance of 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear power plant accident in Ukraine on April 26, 1986. The ambassador said this year on ...
  • FINALLY the West is cracking down some authenticable integer with regards to the Indian nuclear security especially India's potential of becoming a hefty fissile material proliferator of the South Asian region. Besides the Indo-US strategic partnership aiming at mutual outcomes, there are several report on the press and social media by the US think tanks and policy making institutions ...
  • Five people have been arrested in the former Soviet republic of Georgia for trying to sell more than a kilogram of uranium. State Security Committee investigator Savle Motiashvili told a briefing Thursday that the 1.665 kilograms consisted mostly of U-238, the isotope most commonly found in nature, and only about 0.2 percent of it was U-235, which can be used in nuclear ...
  • The highest nuclear authority in the United Arab Emirates has indicated that it is making safety its topmost priority for the nuclear reactors in the country. Christer Viktorsson, director-general of the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), said that it is very important to create a culture of safety around the nuclear reactors in the country to avoid any disasters like the ...
  • The Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago today was one of the worst nuclear power plant accidents in history in terms of cost and casualties. As a result of a huge blast and fire, radioactive particles were released into the air, spreading over much of the western USSR and Europe. Restrictions were put in place preventing the movement and sales of livestock and upland farmers had to put up with ...
  • Eight of 10 plants in the world built last year reportedly came from China, which experts believe is on track to becoming the world's top nuclear power producer.China has stepped up nuclear development even as it enhances nuclear safety, news portal jiemian.com reported in February.By 2020, China will have 90 nuclear plants, Chen Jining, minister of environmental protection, said, adding that ...
  • Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 27 By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend: Russia is looking for a partner in Turkey for the construction of Akkuyu nuclear power plant, Bloomberg HT reported Apr. 27. In connection with this fact, the Russian delegation is currently in talks with largest Turkish construction companies on the issue of participation in the construction of Akkuyu nuclear power plant. The Turkish ...
  • Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message on the anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster on 26 April, in New York today: Today, we mark the thirtieth anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26 April 1986 — one of the most serious nuclear accidents in history. The disaster had grave humanitarian, ...
  • Caverion, SKB and Vattenfall extend the framework agreement for two nuclear power plants in Sweden Caverion, SKB, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, and Vattenfall, one of Europe's largest generators of electricity, extend the framework agreement for ...
  • The electricity produced at Iran’s only nuclear power plant Bushehr has found way to the country’s energy stock market. The power plant has been registered in the market with a nominal output of 1,000 megawatts, IRNA news agency reported April 26. Bushehr power plant makes the 35th producer of power to find way to the energy stock market. ...