Kazakh President receives Kazatomprom CEO

Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev had today a meeting with Chairman of the Management Board of National Atomic Company Kazatomprom JSC Galymzhan Pirmatov, Kazinform has learned from the press service of Akorda. The President underlined that Kazatomprom is one of the largest national companies in Kazakhstan and holds leading positions in the world nuclear industry. …

China solicits public opinions on draft atomic energy law

China’s Ministry of Justice on Friday published a draft atomic energy law online to solicit public opinions. Identifying atomic energy as an industry of strategic importance, the eight-chapter draft law provides guidelines and rules for technology development, nuclear material recycle, atomic energy, safety management and international cooperation. It encourages companies to participate in the development …

China ready to fire up world’s first AP1000 nuclear reactor

No 1 reactor at Sanmen power plant expected to be ready for commercial operations on Friday after completing 168-hour test run. China will soon be ready to start commercial operations of the world’s first next-generation AP1000 nuclear reactor, possibly setting off a renewed push by the country into atomic power after years of delays and …

Hope To Send Uranium Shipment To India In Near Future: Australia

Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, on Tuesday expressed hope that the country would be sending a consignment of uranium to India in the “near future”. Speaking at the Australia Fest in Delhi, Mr Sidhu said, “Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was here (in India last year) and after prime minister’s visit, she had mentioned …

Challenging the nuclear finance status quo

Financial challenges facing nuclear energy need to be tackled by disrupting the status quo to help drive down costs, delegates heard at the recent World Nuclear Association 2018 Symposium in London. Excluding nuclear energy drives up the cost of electricity in future low-carbon scenario projections, Idaho National Laboratory’s David Petti, executive director of the recently released MIT …

IAEA, Russia sign agreement on uranium transportation to Kazakhstan

International Atomic Energy Agency and the Russian Federation have signed Sept. 17 an implementing agreement on the transportation of low enriched uranium (LEU) and equipment necessary for the functioning of the IAEA’s LEU Bank in Kazakhstan, RIA Novosti reported. The agreement has been signed by Oleg Kozin, Deputy General Director for Logistics of Techsnabexport JSC, …