nuclear power

Japan eyes delay of Fukushima plant water release

They say more than 1 million tons of water stored in about 1,000 tanks at the plant are hampering its decommissioning and risk leaking in the event of a major earthquake or tsunami.

published on : 13th January 2023

Centre plans to set up 10 heavy water reactors, five nuclear plants: Jitendra Singh

The Central government has accorded in principle approval for five new sites for setting up the nuclear power plants in near future.

published on : 8th December 2022

India eyes smaller nuclear reactors for clean energy transition: Centre

Union Minister Jitendra Singh the exploration of new clean energy options is in tune with PM Modi's roadmap for clean energy transition.

published on : 27th November 2022

Poland chooses US to build its first nuclear power plant

Poland has been planning for many years to build a nuclear power plant to gain greater energy independence and replace ageing coal plants.

published on : 29th October 2022

Ukraine alleges Russian dirty bomb deception at nuke plant

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made an unsubstantiated allegation that Ukraine was preparing to launch a so-called dirty bomb. 

published on : 25th October 2022

China may ramp up nuclear arsenal after Xi's assertion to establish strong strategic deterrence: Experts

Song Zhongping, a former People's Liberation Army instructor, said the statement meant China would "strengthen its development of strategic nuclear forces" to safeguard its national security.

published on : 22nd October 2022

India and France discuss ways to speed up the building of world's largest nuclear site

The Indian government had confirmed in December 2021 that in-principle approval for the installation of the nuclear reactors, each with a capacity of 1650 MW, had been granted.

published on : 19th October 2022

India's Indigenous nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant carries successful launch of ballistic missile

India's nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) programme is a closely guarded project.

published on : 14th October 2022

Russia accused of 'kidnapping' head of Ukraine nuclear plant

Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ihor Murashov, around 4 p.m. Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said.

published on : 1st October 2022

Ukraine keeps initiative, claims it reached Russian border

The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War said Monday that Russia likely lacks the reserve forces it needs to bolster its defenses in Ukraine.

published on : 12th September 2022

Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant shuts down, outside power restored

The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia plant was disconnected from the grid last week after all its power lines were disconnected as a result of fighting in the area.

published on : 11th September 2022

Small nuclear reactors emerge in EU as easier-to-build, cheaper energy option, but risks loom

SMRs are essentially pressurized water reactors identical to some 400 reactors worldwide.

published on : 10th September 2022

Ukrainian nuke plant operating tenuously as war persists

The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant came under the control of Russian forces early in the war that started in February, but is being operated by Ukrainian staff.

published on : 9th September 2022

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operating tenuously as war persists

The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant came under the control of Russian forces early in the war that started in February, but is being operated by Ukrainian staff.

published on : 9th September 2022

Ukrainian forces retake Russian-held territory near Kharkiv

Meanwhile, tensions continued to simmer around Europe's largest nuclear power plant where Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of threatening a nuclear disaster by shelling near the facility.

published on : 8th September 2022

Fighting goes on near Ukraine nuclear plant; IAEA on site to help safeguard the plant

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's office said Russian shelling damaged houses, gas pipelines and other infrastructure in the Nikopol region on the other bank of the Dnieper River.

published on : 2nd September 2022

UN agency to inspect Russian-occupied Ukraine nuclear plant in urgent mission

The stakes couldn't be higher for the International Atomic Energy Agency experts who will visit the plant in a country where the 1986 Chernobyl disaster spewed radiation throughout the region.

published on : 1st September 2022

UN nuclear inspectors head to troubled Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia power plant

The power plant has been occupied by Russian forces and operated by Ukrainian workers since the early days of the 6-month-old war.

published on : 31st August 2022

Russian rocket shells cities near Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Russian forces took control of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant soon after the war began and hold adjacent territory along the left bank of the wide river.

published on : 28th August 2022

Russia blocks agreement on final document at UN nuclear treaty conference

The final document needed approval of all countries at the conference that are parties to the treaty aimed at curbing the spread of nuclear weapons.

published on : 27th August 2022
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