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Nuclear Energy Contributes To Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG)

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an organization is responsible for overseeing the use of nuclear technology for energy production worldwide, “nuclear power has significant potential to contribute to GHG reduction.” Between 1970 and 2015, the deployment of nuclear power has prevented the release of nearly 68 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, according to the IAEA. The organization also ...

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Identify Strategies To Mitigate Erosion With Nuclear Techniques

Over 45 billion tons of soil is lost to erosion every year. Farmers and agricultural authorities in several countries have succeeded in slowing down erosion with the help of nuclear techniques. All over the world, the Earth’s fine soil particles are losing ground to erosion. As 95 percent of food is cultivated in soil, the health and availability of Earth’s ...

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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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Deadline For International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management and Human Resources Development Extended

The deadline for interested contributors to submit their abstracts for the International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management and Human Resources Development has been extended to 31 January 2020. Development and management of human resources in the nuclear field are crucial factors for its safety and sustainability. The IAEA supports Member States in improving their capabilities to develop and maintain a ...

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Nuclear Power Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  The IAEA’s work has a direct impact on fundamental issues of war, peace, health, energy, food and water, Rafael Mariano Grossi told a Special Session of the Agency’s General Conference following his appointment as IAEA Director General. Mr. Grossi, a senior Argentinian diplomat with a career spanning several decades in nuclear non-proliferation and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy ...

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Rosatom Suspends Work At Iran’s Nuclear Plant

Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has suspended work on revamping a factory at Iran’s Fordow nuclear complex due to an issue with uranium compatibility. In November, the United States said it would cease waiving punitive sanctions related to the Fordow plant from Dec. 15 – a move Russia condemned – after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site in ...

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Chinese Nuclear Companies Added to Entity List

China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) and affiliates China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC), China Nuclear Power Technology Research Institute Co. Ltd. and Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute Co. Ltd. have been added to the Commerce Department’s Entity List. The listing adds new restrictions to activities with CGN companies already limited by the October 2018 policy framework. The listing prohibits the export, ...

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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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Indonesia Strengthens Nuclear And Radiation Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement

Indonesia has made progress in strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, addressing most of the recommendations made during an initial review in 2015. The team also noted areas for further enhancement, including the need to maintain and expand qualified staff to meet future needs. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team recently concluded an 11-day follow-up mission ...

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Russia Supports India’s Nuclear Industry

Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation fuel has said that it has completed the supply of 50 tons of uranium fuel pellets for India’s boiling water reactors (BWR). The Corporation’s fuel division, TVEL, said in a statement that it has shipped to India the final consignment of uranium fuel pellets for BWRs and thereby fulfilled the contract with the Department ...

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