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UN Decries N. Korea’s N-Test as Threat to World Peace

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned North Korea for carrying out a powerful underground nuclear test. It appeared paralysed on whether to impose further sanctions on the communist regime. The atomic bomb — up to 20 times more powerful than the previous one detonated by North Korea in 2006 — was comparable with the one that flattened Hiroshima. ...

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Russia in Pacts with Global Majors to Dominate N-Energy Market

Russia is steadily strengthening its position as a dominant player in the fast-expanding global civilian nuclear energy market through pacts of synergy with global technological majors of Japan and Germany. In the times of economic meltdown, Russia is evidently taking advantage of the increasing preference of nuclear energy the world over as a better option over the conventional or renewable ...

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NTPC’s New Projects to Add 18,000 MW capacity

PSU power major National Thermal Power Corporation is currently working on various new projects which will together add a new capacity of 18,000 mw electricity, NTPC Chairman, R.S. Sharma said recently. The new capacities, being built across the country, are at present in different stages of construction. R. S. Sharma said that the company is expected to make an investment ...

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NPCIL to Seek Rs 3,000cr for Early Completion of Plants

State-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) plans to raise about Rs. 3,000 crore in 2009-10 for early completion of its plants in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan, a company executive said in Mumbai. “Our requirement for the year 2010-11 is about Rs 3,000 crore. This is debt portion and will be raised mostly from PSU banks,” NPCIL Director (Finance) ...

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World’s largest Quake-Hit N-Power Plant in Japan to Reopen Shortly

Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station, the world’s largest in terms of production, damaged in the 2007 quake, may resume operations shortly on a trial basis. The governor of Niigata prefecture, where the plant is located, had given “de facto approval” for the plant to reopen, and was scheduled to hold talks with the mayors of two local towns to reach ...

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Kazakhstan aims to emerge as world’s No1 uranium exporter

Kazakhstan and Russia rank second and third in uranium reserves after Australia, with over 1 million metric tons and 800,000 tonnes… respectively. In the new “great game” for the Caspian’s hydrocarbon riches, one of the new petro-states, Kazakhstan, is seeking to diversify its energy exports by increasing its uranium exports. Western investors have focused on the country’s massive oil and ...

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Kazakhstan aims to emerge as world’s No1 uranium exporter

Kazakhstan and Russia rank second and third in uranium reserves after Australia, with over 1 million metric tons and 800,000 tonnes… respectively. In the new “great game” for the Caspian’s hydrocarbon riches, one of the new petro-states, Kazakhstan, is seeking to diversify its energy exports by increasing its uranium exports. Western investors have focused on the country’s massive oil and ...

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Indo-US Nuclear Deal Off to a Flying Start

The Indo-US civilian nuclear energy deal has got off to a flying start.  This was indicated by Steve Hucik, senior Vice President, GE-Hitachi, who led an American nuclear trade mission on a five-day visit to India in the second week of January… Hucik told Asian Nuclear Energy at the end of the mission’s five-day visit of the country in Mumbai: “This trade ...

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B&W Poised to Play a Major Role in Indo-US Commercial Nuclear Trade

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) was a member of the U.S. trade mission which had recently concluded its five-day visit to India after exploring commercial nuclear partnership opportunities available in this country. The mission included more than 50 senior executives representing over 30 leading commercial nuclear companies. The event was the largest trade mission of U.S. commercial nuclear executives ...

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Two-Way Indo-US Nuclear Trade to Get Big Boost

The civilian nuclear energy agreement between India and the United States has opened up opportunities of enormous proportions for both countries. It will help both countries to undertake expansion of their nuclear power generating capacities.  While India expects to benefit from the deal in terms of improved supply dof nuclear fuel and upgradation of technology, it is in a position ...

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