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Flamanville Plant Deals With Serial Glitches

Engineers are struggling to fix eight faulty welds at Flamanville plant that’s supposed to showcase France’s savoir faire in nuclear power. As they consider sending in robots to access hard-to-get-to areas between two containment walls, for Electricite de France it’s just the latest setback in a project that’s running a decade late and almost four times over budget. The Flamanville ...

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France Extends Nuclear Reactors Outage After Earthquake

French utility EDF had extended outages at three nuclear reactors at its Cruas plant until Nov. 15 following a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in southeast France that forced it to temporarily suspend electricity generation at the site. A sensor at the plant was activated during the earthquake in the region, requiring the state-controlled utility to carry out further checks for potential ...

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Africa Signs Nuclear Deal With Russia To Meet Energy Requirements

18 African countries sign nuclear agreement with Rosatom, Russian nuclear power Corporation amidst concerns about the environmental impact of nuclear energy. The Director General of Rosatom, Alexey Likhachev, has assured the Ethiopian Minister of Innovation and Technology, Getahun Mekuria Kuma about peaceful use of nuclear energy at the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi held at Black Sea. Rwanda is the latest ...

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India Explores Nuclear Energy Among Other Options To Fulfill Energy Needs

France derives about 75% of its electricity from nuclear energy due to a long-standing policy based on energy security. It is the world’s largest net exporter of electricity due to very low cost of generation, and gains over €3 billion per year. These are reasons enough for countries like India to follow France to increase its nuclear power capacity. There ...

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Nuclear Regulatory Issues In India And The UAE

Two major international trade missions to India and the United Arab Emirates this month were opportunities for NEI and nuclear industry representatives to learn about trade-related regulatory issues, observe construction activity and pursue potential new opportunities. Led by NEI and consortia of business leaders, these missions play an important role for U.S. suppliers of commercial nuclear technology and services seeking ...

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The Way Ahead – Nuclear Commerce

Commerce is the way ahead, particularly, nuclear commerce. Progress is partly trade and commerce. Trade and commerce requires connectivity, by road, rail, air and sea. Trade and commerce is a byproduct of demand and supply, and there is plenty of demand for clean energy. Traders in the guise of individuals, corporations, and governments indulge in commerce to expand their economies. That ...

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Nuclear Projects Delayed

India’s nuclear politics was in the limelight again, and not for the best of reasons. More than five years after it signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC), India ratified the insurance pooling agreement, which pertains to civil liability in the event of a nuclear accident in any of the acceding countries. Prima facie, this was a good move, bringing ...

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India Amongst Nuke Haves

INDIA AMONGST NUKE HAVES Amar Nararen   Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable sources of electricity. As of 2013, India has 21 nuclear reactors in operation in seven nuclear power plants, having an installed capacity of 5780 MW and producing a total of 30,292.91 GWh of electricity.   While six more reactors are ...

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N-Energy to Power N-Tech Professional Job Market

Students of engineering have a wider choice these days with the nuclear energy getting a boost as an industry with greater involvement of the private sector in it. The added choice is nuclear technology as subject of specialization for aspiring engineering students in Indian universities.  With the government planning a five-fold increase in the existing nuclear power capacity by 2020 ...

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