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”

Holtec International received an order for two fuel transportation tanks from NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited)

Holtec International, a US-based nuclear technology manufacturing firm has received the order for two on-site fuel transportation tanks for KKNPP-1,2 VVER reactors. These VVERs are Russian-made pressurized light water-type nuclear reactors located on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu at Kudankulam. Both reactors are owned and operated by NPCIL, which introduced the tender for theContinue reading “Holtec International received an order for two fuel transportation tanks from NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited)”

Small radiation spike at Chernobyl nuclear plant seized by Russian forces

The radiation monitors near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant showed a reading of up to 9.46 microSieverts per hour. According to IAEA, the readings are low and remain within the operational range measured in the exclusion zone and therefore do not pose any danger to the public1. The radiation spike was caused by the movementContinue reading “Small radiation spike at Chernobyl nuclear plant seized by Russian forces”

What will happen to the nuclear power plants of Ukraine during the war?

As the war is obtruded on Ukraine from all directions. Destruction and feeling of fear are erupting everywhere and the sound of development is replaced by bombs and ammunition. Ukraine is a country having a fleet of 15 operating nuclear reactors and is home to the world’s fifth-largest nuclear power plant (Zaporozhe NPP-5700MW). This countryContinue reading “What will happen to the nuclear power plants of Ukraine during the war?”

The parable of nuclear power

Nuclear energy has always been in limelight. In movies, it portrays as something which makes Hulk or Godzilla. It is constantly in the news because something has gone wrong. But nuclear energy is safe, reasonably reliable, and efficient. Abandoning it will make it impossible to fight climate change. So, why nuclear energy makes up onlyContinue reading “The parable of nuclear power”

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”

The Three-Stage Nuclear Program of India

Our country is accomplishing new milestones day by day towards becoming a global superpower, power-basket, and technology market of the world. A campaign like Atmanirbhar Bharat helps the country to advance forward towards the aim of overall development especially in the energy market. The country has achieved new heights in the science and technology sectorContinue reading “The Three-Stage Nuclear Program of India”

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”

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