IAEA emphasises vital role of uranium

27 June 2018 For the foreseeable future, most new nuclear power technologies will still run, wholly or partially, on uranium, so it is important that this vital resource is mined, produced and managed sustainably, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano said this week. It is also essential to take full account of

Seventh Japanese reactor restarted

23 March 2018 Kyushu Electric Power Company today began the process of restarting operation of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan’s Saga prefecture. The reactor is scheduled to resume commercial operation next month. The utility said the process of extracting the control rods from the 1180 MWe pressurised water reactor (PWR)

Five reasons nuclear energy will rebound in 2018

07 March 2018 Nuclear energy has faced serious challenges in recent years because of several factors: competition from low gas prices, subsidised renewables and slow growth in electricity demand in certain markets. But because of several powerful forces we are seeing signs that this year nuclear energy will come roaring back, writes Jarret Adams. Several

Indian units to boost domestic nuclear industry

18 May 2017 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described his Cabinet’s approval of the construction of ten indigenously designed pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) as a “big boost” for his Make in India program of localised manufacturing. The Cabinet, chaired by Modi, yesterday approved the construction of ten 700 MWe units in a “significant decision