Ukraine becomes first world country to diversify nuclear fuel supplies

“For decades, the FSB agents, the Russian lobby at the highest levels have slowed down the process of diversification. Moreover, the regime of Yanukovych practically buried that process by stopping it. Only after demonstration of political will over the past five years, thanks to cooperation with the Westinghouse company, Ukraine has become the first country …

The lights could go out this winter if we close more coal and nuclear power plants

It’s been an early start to winter this year across much of the Central and Eastern United States. And plunging temperatures have highlighted a surprising fact: Not only are natural-gas prices soaring, but fuel stockpiles have dipped to unusually low levels. It’s a somewhat unexpected turn of events — since the United States has been the …

Kazakhstan, Brazil To Sign Nuclear Energy Agreement

Brazil is eager to continue supplying Kazakh uranium ore concentrate, Kazakhstan’s Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Brazil, Kairat Sarzhanov said Thursday. At a briefing here in Astana, Sarzhanov recalled that the list of products exported from Kazakhstan to Brazil had been updated and now included uranium ore concentrate. In April 2018, Kazatomprom company won a $1.3.7 million worth tender on supply of uranium ore concentrate for Industrias Nucleares do …

U.S. Puts New Restrictions on Nuclear Technology Exports to China

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would sharply restrict exports of civilian nuclear technology to China that officials claimed was being diverted to power new generations of Chinese submarines, aircraft carriers and floating nuclear power plants. The announcement mixed security warnings with longstanding complaints that Beijing was continuing to steal nuclear-related technology from …

U.S. stresses safety in talks on nuclear power with Saudi Arabia

The United States is close to working with Saudi Arabia on building nuclear power reactors, but talks on tough non-proliferation standards with the kingdom remain a challenge, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Wednesday. Perry has held talks with several Saudi leaders this year, including King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on …