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Nuclear Regulation & Regulators

Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) – The Nuclear Regulatory Authority reports to the President of Argentina and is empowered to regulate and control the nuclear activity with regard to radiological and nuclear safety, physical protection and nuclear non- proliferation issues. Association Vincotte Nuclear (AVN) – This is a non- profit organization licensed by the Belgian authorities in the field of ...

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Westinghouse Deal In The Offing

The chief executive of Toshiba Corp’s Westinghouse Electric said that he expects to sign a deal  to build six nuclear reactors in India in June 2016. He said, “It may take until early June, which is the next time that there’s going to be a government-to-government meeting with India.”  This would qualify as the first commercial nuclear deal with India, ...

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NPCIL Assessing Orissa State’s Potential for N-Power Complex

A site in India’s eastern state of Orissa is under investigation for suitability for a 4000 to 6000 MWe nuclear power complex, according to the local State Government Energy Minister Surya Narayan Patro. The potential complex at Pati Sonapur in Orissa’s Ganjam district, would be India’s largest by far, providing on its own more than the country’s entire current nuclear ...

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IOCL Poised to Play Big Role in India’s N-Power Development

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) has positioned itself for involvement in the country’s growing nuclear sector while India’s cooperation deals in this field continued.India’s national oil company has recently joined… with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) in a memorandum of understanding “for partnership in setting up nuclear power plants in India.” 30 Units in Offing India’s nuclear sector ...

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India’s Three-Phased N-Power Programme

Excerpts from Prime Minister Singh’s Speech This Conference commemorates the birth centenary of one of India’s greatest nation builders and scientific pioneers, Dr. Homi Bhabha. Dr. Bhabha laid the foundation of our nuclear programme by enunciating the three… stage nuclear power programme based on a closed nuclear fuel cycle. We are proud of our national achievements in mastering all aspects ...

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IAEA Needs More Funds to Function Effectively

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General  Mohamed ElBaradei has called for funds for strengthening the global nuclear watchdog to enable it function more effectively. Delivering his last address to the UN General Assembly on 2 November 2009, before bowing out of office at the end of 12 years as head IAEA, he said, the organization is now a “major player ...

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Finance – Single Largest Snag in US N-Industry Growth: NEI

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) of the United States, an industry body, has drawn up a package of policy initiatives to facilitate the expansion of the country’s nuclear energy industry. The group says that federal policy in a number of areas, particularly financing, is required for such an expansion. The NEI says that independent analyses conclude that a major expansion ...

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Asia Remains Focus of N-Energy Growth

Excerpts from ElBaradei’s SpeechIt is always a great pleasure to visit India. I am especially honoured to speak at this International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, part of the commemoration ceremonies to mark the centenary of the birth of Dr. Homi Bhabha. Dr. Bhabha was an outstanding scientist and a great visionary, who built from scratch a comprehensive ...

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UK Govt Initiates Huge N-Power Expansion Plan, Names 10 Sites

A huge expansion of nuclear power has been initiated by the British Government as it named 10 sites where new power stations could be built, including Sellafield, in Cumbria, Heysham, in Lancashire, Sizewell, in Suffolk, and Hinkley Point, in Somerset. Nine of the new sites are in England, including three in Cumbria, with the 10th in Anglesey, North Wales. The ...

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UAE Developing Technicians to Work in Domestic N-Industry

Applications are being taken for the second batch of nuclear students in the United Arab Emirates as the first batch begins its studies. The program provides UAE nationals with a full scholarship to enrol in some of the world’s finest universities and pursue a Bachelors or Masters degree in nuclear, mechanical, or electrical engineering. Once the studies are complete, the ...

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