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US Helped Iran Set Up Its Nuclear Programme

Iran’s desire to invest in a nuclear program dates back to the 1950s, when the country’s autocratic ruler Reza Shah Pahlavi, or the Shah of Iran, signed a treaty with the US in which Washington would help Tehran to build its nuclear program. As the Iranian Revolution toppled the Shah’s regime in the 1970 and Iran broke away from America’s ...

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Nuclear Energy: Feasible Alternative To Gas Or Coal Plants

Scientists in America, Russia and China believe that it is possible to run nuclear power plants on radioactive waste — which might solve the problem of how to store used fuel elements, one of the core arguments against nuclear. Certainly, these so-called fast breeder reactors have their dangers too. But as we transition to a completely renewable energy supply, wouldn’t ...

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Iran Would Take More Than Four Months To Develop Nuclear Bombs

Iran would take more than four months to make 1050 kilograms of low-enriched uranium, the first step to make one bomb. It would then need more time to further enrich it to weapons-grade, which takes less time with more enrichment centrifuges. There is a much lower risk of proliferation today than in 2013. Previously, Iran had more than 7000 kilograms ...

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Trump Calls For New Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump called for other world powers to abandon the nuclear accord, which is barely surviving after he withdrew the U.S. in 2018 and Iran has unraveled its cooperation since 2019. Instead, Trump urged those countries that remain in the deal to pursue negotiations over a new Iran nuclear deal. He attacked the existing one with misinformation. According to the ...

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Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits Near Iran Nuclear Power Plant

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck two towns in southern Iran near the Bushehr nuclear power plant but didn’t cause any casualties. Iran’s first nuclear plant, which was built by Russia, can survive an earthquake of a magnitude of up to 9 on the Richter scale, according to a report by the Center for Energy and Security ...

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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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Tokamak Energy and First Light Fusion Target Nuclear Fusion Reactor By 2030

Two UK start-ups are close to cracking stable nuclear fusion; a move that would unlock clean, cheap and near-limitless energy by creating a miniature sun in a reactor. Tokamak Energy and First Light Fusion have separately set the goal of having a working reactor by 2030, which is 10 years before the state-backed UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) plans to ...

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Iran Abandons 2015 Nuclear Deal

Iran would no longer abide by limits on its nuclear activities set as part of the deal signed with the world powers in 2015 because of the Trump administration’s killing of its top military general Qassem Soleimani. According to a statement, the Islamic Republic will not obey limitations on uranium enrichment, on the amounts of enriched uranium it can stockpile ...

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Yuzhnoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant Power Unit Disconnected From Grid

The third power-generating unit of the Yuzhnoukrainsk Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was disconnected from the grid by the protection system recently. Situated on the banks of the Pivdenny Buh River in the town of Yuzhnoukrainsk, Mykolaiv region, the NPP is a standalone unit of Energoatom and is part of the South Ukrainian energy complex. Energoatom is the operator of all ...

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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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