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PMO Mulls To Open Gates For FDI In Nuclear Power

In a bid to make India a global player in nuclear power sector, the Modi government is contemplating to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the nuclear power area. The decision, likely to be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), would be a paradigm shift in India’s nuclear power policy, and subsequently open the gates for multinational companies to ...

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Remote Arctic Nuclear Plant Gets Lifespan Extension

Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation, has prolonged the lifespan of a reactor it has long said it will shut down, pointing to a possible hiccup in plans for the controversial Akademik Lomonosov, the county’s first floating nuclear station, to power a remote Arctic region. The reactor is one of four at the Bilibino nuclear power plant, the world’s northernmost commercial nuclear ...

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UAE To Inaugurate First Nuclear Plant

The UAE’s first nuclear power plant will start operations in the first quarter of 2020. The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant’s first reactor was undergoing operational tests and preparations and is expected to obtain its license from an operating license from the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation soon. Barakah – the first in the UAE – is set to be ...

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Australia To Advise Egypt For Its First Nuclear Plant

Australian energy group Worley Limited has won a contract to advise Egypt in building the country’s first ever nuclear power plant. The ASX-listed Worley – formerly WorleyParsons – said the contract with Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority announced recently was for the construction of a nuclear plant at El Dabaa, west of Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast. Worley will provide ...

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World’s Most Remote Nuclear-Power Plant Gets Extended Operational License

One of the three remaining reactors at Bilibino nuclear power plant (NPP) got a renewed five-years permission until December 31st, 2025. Bilibino NPP is located in the far remote Bilibinsky District in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia’s northeastern corner. The power plant provides electricity to the same Pevek-Chaun-Bilibino grid currently under construction as the new floating nuclear power plant. One ...

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State Funding For Russia’s MBIR Reactor

Russian State Development Corporation VEB.RF and Gazprombank will finance construction of the MBIR multipurpose fast neutron research reactor being built in at the Russian Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad to the tune of RUB80 billion ($1.27bn), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting of the VEB.RF supervisory board on 13 December. He said MBIR is being developed together ...

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Turkey Point Licence Extension; EDF and Veolia Tackle Graphite Decommissioning

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) application for a 20-year licence extension for Turkey Point units 3 and 4. This is the first time that the regulator has issued licences authorising reactors to operate for up to 80 years. The two pressurised water reactors have been in commercial operation since 1972 (unit 3) ...

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France And Japan To Co-operate On Fast Reactor Research

France’s Framatome and the Commissariat a l’energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA – Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission) on 3 December signed a cooperation agreement in Tokyo with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi FBR Systems (MFBR). This followed the agreement established in 2014 for the Astrid [Advanced Sodium Technological Reactor for Industrial ...

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Biodosimetry Service in Costa Rica Ready to Assess Accidental Radiation Exposure

  A first-of-its-kind biological dosimetry service in Costa Rica — and the only one of its kind in Central America — is now ready to assess people who may have been unexpectedly exposed to radiation. Biological dosimetry is the science of measuring and verifying the exact dose of radiation exposure to a person. This new service is part of the ...

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Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Extension Until 2053

The Turkey Point nuclear power plant has won final federal approval to continue to operate through at least 2053 — an unprecedented decision by regulators to extend the operating lifespan of nuclear reactors to 80 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently announced that it had signed off on Florida Power and Light’s latest application for a 20-year extension for its ...

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