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Exploit N-Energy’s Vast Potential for Human Progress

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for exploitation of the vast potential of nuclear energy to advance human progress while assuring at the same time global peace and security. While inaugurating a three-day International Conference on ‘Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy-2009 held in New Delhi on 29 September, 2009, the Prime Minister said, “The task would ...

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New York N-Reactor Back to Running after Shutdown

A New York nuclear power reactor is running again after shutting down because of a leak in an oil pipe. Plant spokesman Jerry Nappi says Indian Point 3 went back in service recently. It shut down automatically because of the leak. He said no radiation was released. The episode marked the reactor’s fourth unplanned shutdown since May. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ...

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New Steam Mitsubishi Generators for Belgian N-Reactor

Two new steam generators were made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) at its Kobe shipyard have been delivered to Electrabel’s Doel nuclear power plant near Antwerp, Belgium. Steam generators are crucial components of plants based on pressurized water reactors (PWRs), transferring the thermal energy generated in the reactor vessel to the turbine generator by producing steam to drive the turbine. ...

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Japanese Firm Pitching for Major Share in Chinese N-Pie

Japan Steel Works Ltd., a maker of atomic reactor parts for Areva SA and Toshiba Corp multiplied its forecast for China’s nuclear plant construction because of stimulus spending and environmental pressures. China may build about 22 reactors in the five years ending 2010 and 132 units thereafter, compared with a company estimate last year for a total 60 reactors, President ...

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India to Open New Uranium Mines to Step UP N-Power Generation

India’s Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar has said India is contemplating on opening new uranium mines and increasing nuclear power generation capacity as fuel supplies are estimated to get a major support from domestic and international sources. Kakodkar said that uranium is also being delivered under a long-term contract with Russia. India had already received the first consignment of ...

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George Felgate New WANO Head

George Felgate will take over as Managing Director of the World Asso ciation of Nuclear Operators, replacing Luc Mampaey. The safety organisation said that Felgate had joined its sister body the US-based Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (INPO) in 1982 and risen to become Vice President (plant operations). WANO works to maximize the safety and reliability of the operation of ...

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Five Japanese N-Equipment Firms Get Fiscal Support

Five companies have been selected for support under a Japanese scheme to help high-tech heavy nuclear manufacturing…. Nuclear energy would grow in response to climate change and the need for a stable energy supply, the Japanese government said recently in its announcement, explaining that it would be acting to financially support research and development of major nuclear equipment. This strategic ...

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Indian Oil in JV with NPCIL for Bigger Role in Energy Market

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, a leading Indian manufacturer of petroleum products, has agreed to form a joint venture with the Indian nuclear giant Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to enter into nuclear power generation industry. NPCIL designs, constructs, operates, and maintains atomic power stations to generate electricity. Indian Oil would hold a stake of between 26 and 49 ...

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Installed Capacity to Rise to 40,000 MWe by 2020

Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary to the Department of the Atomic Energy (DAE) is upbeat about the country emerging as a a global hub of nuclear energy equipment manufacturing, technology trade and commerce. A key negotiator of the historic Indo-US civilian nuclear energy agreement, culminating in the lifting of the 34-year-long ban on ...

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Last Shipment of Romanian HEU Returns to Russia

The last high-enriched uranium (HEU) has been removed from Romania under a US-led security initiative. The nuclear fuel has been used and stored at research reactors since its original delivery from the Soviet Union during the Cold War era. It has now been returned to Russia and was the first such transport to travel by air. Its removal, which follows ...

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