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European Powers Put Iran on Notice Over Nuclear Deal

Britain, France and Germany took a first step toward reimposing international sanctions on Iran, seeking to pressure Tehran into returning to compliance with the 2015 pact that has limited the country’s nuclear activities. The move by the European powers, which say they remain committed to the 2015 nuclear deal and are seeking to save it, is their first significant response ...

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Study Explores The Impact Of Closing Nuclear Power Plants In Germany

Many countries have phased out production of nuclear energy because of concerns related to nuclear waste and the risk of nuclear accidents. A new study explored the impact of the shutdown of roughly half of the nuclear power plants in Germany after the 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan. The study found that the resulting reductions in nuclear power were replaced ...

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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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Saudi-Japan Cooperation Could Help Solve World’s Energy Problems

According to one of Japan’s leading business thinkers, cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Japan in energy could help solve some of the most intractable problems the world faces today. Nobuo Tanaka, chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), feels that the two countries could help stabilize global energy markets, and also defuse ...

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Nuclear Power: The Road To A Carbon Free Future

Nuclear power provides 10% of the world’s electricity. But to stem climate change, we’re going to need far greater amounts of clean and reliable energy. Thirty countries currently operate nuclear power plants. More than two dozen others are looking at nuclear energy to meet their power and climate needs. In the western United States, more than 30 towns and cities ...

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Nuclear Technique Suppresses Tsetse Flies Without Harming Other Insects

A nuclear technique has successfully been used to suppress a major pest – the tsetse fly – in Senegal without inadvertently harming other insects, an eight-year study shows. The study, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, is part of a project to help the west African country eradicate tsetse in Niayes – a 1,000 km2 fertile valley near the capital Dakar ...

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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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Germany To Phase Out Nuclear Reactors By 2022

Germany plans to close all its nuclear reactors by 2022 as another nuclear power plant is going offline on December 31. With this, Germany will have six nuclear power plants to shut by 2022. This step has been taken in the wake of the Fukushima disaster that took place in 2011 in Japan. Nuclear power generation in Germany has been ...

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Cold Testing Completed At Pakistan’s Karachi 2

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has completed cold functional testing at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant (Kanupp) in Pakistan. The two units (2&3) under construction at Kanupp are the first exports of China’s Hualong One reactor design. Cold functional testing at Karachi 2&3 involved checking some 7200 welds and 800 mechanical connection points within the test boundary ...

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