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Erdogan’s Tough Signals On Nuclear Weapons

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan surprised many in the international community with his declaration that it was unacceptable for nuclear armed powers to prohibit Turkey from acquiring nuclear weapons. While many analysts dismissed Erdogan’s declaration as more rhetorical posturing designed to advance Turkey’s status in the regional security architecture, the president’s remarks reveal the country’s perception of its own deepening ...

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Uranium Traces Detected At Undeclared Site In Iran

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran, it said in its report on the country’s nuclear programme. The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), also confirmed that Iran has ramped up uranium enrichment, in breach of a landmark 2015 deal with international powers.  Britain, France, Germany and the EU said ...

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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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