Nuclear deal between China, Russia worth $1.7b

Chinese and Russian nuclear companies will sign a deal worth more than $1.7 billion for the No.3 and No.4 reactors at the Xudapu Nuclear Plant using Russian technology, accelerating  Sino-Russian cooperation on nuclear energy. Construction of two reactors at the Xudapu Nuclear Plant in Huludao, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province, is scheduled to start in October …

Control room at Karachi power plant now operational

The main control room of the Unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant, China’s self-developed third-generation HPR1000 demonstration project in Pakistan, was declared operational on April 28, according to an announcement by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). The landmark achievement was followed up by the commissioning of the digital control systems (DCS) of Karachi …

Egypt presses ahead with nuclear power

Egypt’s Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) has approved the site of al-Dabaa in the first step of the licensing process required to build a nuclear station. The ENRRA oversees nuclear activities in Egypt to ensure the safety and security of people, property and the environment from the risk of radiation. The nuclear power station at al-Dabaa will be built …

Japan to shut down nuclear plants if counterterror steps not taken in time

Japan’s nuclear regulator decided Wednesday not to let power companies operate reactors if they fail to install sufficient counterterrorism measures by specified deadlines. The decision by the Nuclear Regulation Authority came after three utilities that operate five nuclear plants in western and southwestern Japan requested that their deadlines be extended as they expect delays in …

Prime Minister orders to suspend works at Issyk-Kul uranium site amid growing protests

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan ordered to suspend works at the Kyzyl-Ompul uranium site amid growing protests in Kyrgyzstan. During the government meeting to discuss this matter, PM said he ordered to create an interdepartmental commission to look into the impact of development of uranium on people and environment. All decisions on the uranium deposit should …