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Four Reactors Are Under Construction At Barakah (UAE)

Four nuclear reactors are under construction in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The nuclear power plant is named Barakah – Arabic for Divine Blessing. The South Korean winning bid for the construction of the UAE reactors was spectacularly low, about 30 percent lower than the next cheapest bid, with the chief executive of a French nuclear corporation. This is because the Barakah reactors ...

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US Helped Iran Set Up Its Nuclear Programme

Iran’s desire to invest in a nuclear program dates back to the 1950s, when the country’s autocratic ruler Reza Shah Pahlavi, or the Shah of Iran, signed a treaty with the US in which Washington would help Tehran to build its nuclear program. As the Iranian Revolution toppled the Shah’s regime in the 1970 and Iran broke away from America’s ...

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Nuclear Energy: Feasible Alternative To Gas Or Coal Plants

Scientists in America, Russia and China believe that it is possible to run nuclear power plants on radioactive waste — which might solve the problem of how to store used fuel elements, one of the core arguments against nuclear. Certainly, these so-called fast breeder reactors have their dangers too. But as we transition to a completely renewable energy supply, wouldn’t ...

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Trump Calls For New Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump called for other world powers to abandon the nuclear accord, which is barely surviving after he withdrew the U.S. in 2018 and Iran has unraveled its cooperation since 2019. Instead, Trump urged those countries that remain in the deal to pursue negotiations over a new Iran nuclear deal. He attacked the existing one with misinformation. According to the ...

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US Confirms Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia

Riyadh will have to sign an accord with Washington on the peaceful use of nuclear technology for US firms to participate in the project. A senior US official has confirmed that Washington is in talks with Riyadh about supporting Saudi Arabia’s planned nuclear programme. In November 2018, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-Care), the body ...

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TVA Can Consider SMR Nuclear Energy Site At Clinch River

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this month approved the Tennessee Valley Authority’s early-site permit for potentially putting a small modular nuclear reactor at its Clinch River site. TVA is the first utility nationally to receive NRC approval for an early site permit related to small modular reactors. The 20-year permit would allow TVA to begin planning on whether to build ...

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Centre To Commission One Nuclear Power Reactor Every Year To Boost Commercial Use Of Atomic Energy

In a big boost for India’s civil nuclear energy sector, the Government of India is set to commission at least one new nuclear reactor every year. In April 2020, a 700 mega watt (MW) pressurised heavy water reactor will be commissioned in Kakrapar, Gujarat. The development was announced by senior official of the Department of Atomic Energy (DEA) Shrikrishna Gupta ...

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The World’s Uranium Bank for Nuclear Reactors

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Low Enriched Uranium Bank holds enough energy to power a large city for three years. It serves as a back-up fuel supply for countries that rely on nuclear power. This secure facility was set up by the International Atomic Energy Agency and stores 90 tonnes of low enriched uranium, in case a country is unable ...

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IAEA Approves Four Projects For Uzbekistan

Four projects aimed at building up Uzbekistan’s technical capacity, human resources, developing nuclear infrastructure, and strengthening nuclear and radiation safety have been approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) board of governors. The Central Asian country aims to have two nuclear power reactors in operation by 2030. The approvals were received under the framework of the technical cooperation programme ...

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Turkish Grid Operator Signs Transmission Agreement For Akkuyu NPP

Akkuyu Nuclear, owner/operator of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey by Russian nuclear state corporation Rosatom, on 9 December signed a connection agreement with Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) TEIAS. This will enable work to begin on a power distribution system for Akkuyu NPP, which will include six high-voltage transmission lines. Under the agreement, the power generated by Akkuyu ...

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