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 …

China keen on second nuclear plant in Bangladesh

Chinese companies have expressed great interest in bidding for Bangladesh’s proposed second nuclear power plant. Two Chinese companies – Dongfang Electric Corporation and China State Construction Engineering Corporation – have started huge lobbying with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission to bag the deal. They said that the government conceived the second nuclear power plant in …

12 more nuclear power plants in India soon, says Department of Atomic Energy chief

India will soon have 12 more nuclear plants soon to improve the power situation and ensure there is a free flow of uninterrupted power supply for both industries and residential use, a statement issued on Monday here quoted Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), K N Vyas, as saying. “Nuclear technology helps in …