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SCHOTT’s ‘Fit & Forget’ EPAs Offer Best Bet for N-Reactors

Electrical Penetration Assemblies (EPA) allow for the electrical wiring to pass through the wall of the safety containment structure in nuclear reactors. In an interview with Asian Nuclear Energy, Thomas Fink, Head of the Nuclear Safety Division of the German High-Tech group SCHOTT AG, says glass-to-metal seals are best suited for this. Excerpts. Mr. Fink, SCHOTT AG is known all ...

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India to Generate 21,000 MW N-Power by ’20: BARC Official

Associate Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) S Kailas has said that India’s nuclear program aims to generate a total of 21,180 MW of power from atomic energy by 2020. He was speaking at a workshop in Bangalore recently. Kailas said that 17 reactors at six sites Tarapur, Rawatbhata, Kalpakkam, Narora, Kakrapar and Kaiga were in operation with a ...

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G-8 Move to Stall N-Tech Transfer Not to Hit India: PM

The G-8 resolution is restricting the transfer of enrichment and reprocessing (ENR) technology to countries outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty fold. India said that it was ‘not a legally binding document’ and hoped individual nations would implement civil nuclear pacts with India on a bilateral basis. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh  told the Lok Sabha recently that he could not ensure ...

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Sellers Vying to Build N-Power Plants in India: Chavan

“Several countries are keen to sell nuclear reactors to India but any deal in this regard would be struck only on terms set down by the Government,” Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Prithviraj Chavan told the Rajya Sabha recently. “We are planning to import nuclear reactors. But this would be done completely on our terms, otherwise not. ...

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A Kazakh Initiative towards a World Free From N-Weapons

By Marat Tazhin, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan On the occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of Termination of Nuclear Tests at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Testing Site (SNTS) held on 18th June 2009, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbaev initiated a proposal to declare 29th August as the International Day of Renunciation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He also made a proposal to work ...

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INS Arihant Designed and Built By Indian Scientists: Anil Kakodkar

INS Arihant (S-73), the lead ship of India’s Arihant class of nuclear-powered submarines of 6,000-tonne vessels, was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam at a cost of $2.9 billion. The reactor-less hull of the Arihant was introduced to the public at a “launch” ceremony by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his ...

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N-Energy Key to India’s Fight Against Climate Change: Ramesh

The Indian Government has recently revealed that nuclear energy will be an important component of the 24 ‘critical initiatives’ to be taken up by different ministries in India to combat climate change. “For energy efficiency, it will work on closed cycle three-stage nuclear power technologies. The Prime Minister wants 20,000 megawatt of nuclear energy to be generated by 2020. We ...

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India, Canada Closer to Inking Final N-Pact

India and Canada will soon finalise the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement that will pave the way for new opportunities for both the countries, a senior Indian diplomat has said. “Both the countries have already exchanged the draft agreement. An expert Canadian team was in Mumbai recently to workout with the Atomic Energy Commission of India, final technical details and conditions ...

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US Fully Committed to Implement N-Deal with India: Hillary Clinton

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said her government is fully committed to implementing the Indo-US civilian nuclear accord.  Addressing a “Synergies Summit”, organized by the United States India Business Council in Washing ton recently, Clinton referred to the Indo-US nuclear deal, she said, “It is now three successive United States administrations from different parties that have identified ...

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Indo-US N-Deal Smooth On Course, says Kakodkar

The India-U.S. civilian nuclear deal, after becoming operational, is moving satisfactorily, with New Delhi now negotiating with vendors, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar has said recently in Kolkata. “To meet high energy needs, India must tap every available resource,” Kakodkar  said at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in the city’s Salt Lake District. Earlier, delivering the Raja Ramanna ...

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