Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) again in the news

In January 2022 Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) signed a deal with Holtec International, a US-based firm for containment transportation tanks. A facility for a spent fuel repository is being constructed inside the KKNPP to store a small quantity of high-level radioactive waste. Such facility is called the Away From Reactor (AFR) SpentContinue reading “Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) again in the news”

IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) is inspecting treated water of Fukushima nuclear reactors.

The Fukushima nuclear power plant has always been in controversies in Japan and around the world. Years after the tsunami disaster, the process of cleaning the Fukushima site is still under continuous progress. Japanese Authorities and TEPCO (owner of Fukushima nuclear power plant) together with assistance from IAEA, are continuously monitoring the cleaning processes. AContinue reading “IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) is inspecting treated water of Fukushima nuclear reactors.”

Nuclear power production in India increases by 28% in 5 years

Union Minister of Atomic Energy and Space Technology, Jatinder Singh while replying to a question asked in Lok Sabha said that India’s nuclear energy generation has increased by 28% in the last five years. In the year 2016, the total generation was 34,162 million units which increased to 43,918 million units in 2021. The shareContinue reading “Nuclear power production in India increases by 28% in 5 years”

Six nuclear reactors to be built in Andhra Pradesh

The government of India is planning to construct six nuclear reactors in Andhra Pradesh. The reactors of 1208 MW capacity each are to be constructed with the cooperation of the US. These reactors would come up at Kovvada in the Srikakulam district. When put together the six reactors would generate 7248 MW. Source: Times ofContinue reading “Six nuclear reactors to be built in Andhra Pradesh”

Sweden government approves Nuclear Waste Site

About 150 km away from the capital Stockholm, the Swedish government decides to make a deep hole repository to store nuclear waste. The site is situated at the eastern end of Sweden near the Forsmark nuclear power plant designed to store HLW (High-Level Radioactive Waste) for 10,000 years. The spent fuel and nuclear waste storedContinue reading “Sweden government approves Nuclear Waste Site”

IAEA presents a report on Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management

Nuclear waste management has always been the biggest concern of critics. The environmentalists aim spent fuel and radioactive waste as their primary motive to criticize the nuclear industry. With the growing need for power and substitute for coal, the demand for nuclear power plants is increasing globally. There is significant development undergoing for safe andContinue reading “IAEA presents a report on Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management”

Brazil Aims Nuclear Expansion

The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced an agreement with specialists for the implementation of new nuclear power plants in Brazil. Nuclear energy share in the Brazilian energy mix is important to reduce the impacts of the water crisis on electricity generation. Brazil has relied on hydro for 80% of its electricity production butContinue reading “Brazil Aims Nuclear Expansion”

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Controversy

The decommissioning process of Pilgrim nuclear power plant, Massachusetts is underway and recently on the news because of its ongoing controversy. The reactor was shut down in 2019 and the decommissioning process was then started. The plan is to take fuel from the spent fuel repository to the dry cast storage facility. The controversy hasContinue reading “Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Controversy”

IAEA awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship to 110 women

According to the World Nuclear Association data, the participation of women is less than a quarter of the total nuclear workforce. In various studies, it was found that women’s perception towards nuclear is more negative than men1. These are due to the perceived risk of radiation on pregnancy, and the well-being of children and family2.Continue reading “IAEA awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship to 110 women”

Kursk-1 Retires

Kursk-1 is a Russian-type nuclear reactor that is permanently shut down after 45 years of operation. During its operation, the unit has generated about 251TWh of electricity and provided its services to the Kursk region for about 30 years. Two new nuclear reactors are under construction which will replace the reactor in the future. AccordingContinue reading “Kursk-1 Retires”

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