Bangladesh’s nuclear energy programme will reach a significant landmark as the first concrete will be poured by mid-November for the country’s first nuclear power plant at Rooppur.
Political hurdles and competition from renewables pose big challenge to the growth of nuclear power across the world.
Forced by global nuclear sanctions and hunger for clean energy, India had embarked on a three-stage nuclear energy programme that would eventually help it to exploit its vast reserves of thorium.
The worldwide nuclear power generation has registered a growth pattern overcoming the anxiety caused by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011, the 2017 World Nuclear Performance Report said while portraying an optimistic scenario for the growth of nuclear power across the globe.
As Bangladesh is going to step into the “middle income” country group, it is going to have another milestone under its belt – installation of its maiden nuclear power plant at Rooppur, Pabna.
Atoms are well known for their destructive power, but many strides are being taken in the field of harnessing its power for the health sector to save lives.
The nuclear power sector in India is picking up speed but it is still far from replacing coal as the major source of power.
Big gap in nuclear science and technology education in India – Prashant Rawat of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
India has an installed nuclear power capacity of 6,780 MW from 22 operational plants, and another 6,700 MW is expected to be generated by 2021-22 through projects under construction.
Light water reactors are more suited for India, says Shivaramu of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Nuclear technology in a common person’s understanding is synonymous with nuclear power generation.
Kudankulam is India’s most powerful nuclear power plant located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
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