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Module 1 of world’s largest superconducting magnet being shipped to ITER

Module 1 of world’s largest superconducting magnet being shipped to ITER

Nuclear Asia
The first of six superconducting magnet modules for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) central solenoid left the General Atomics facility in the US earlier this month for the ITER site in France, according to an ITER (also signifies “The Way” in Latin) statement.
First nuclear power plant of Belarus starts commercial operations

First nuclear power plant of Belarus starts commercial operations

Nuclear Asia
Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Belarus has started commercial operations following the formal handing over of the unit to the Belarusian authorities by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, according to an official statement last week.
India's first indigenously built 700 MW reactor connected to grid

IAEA’s 28th fusion energy meet deliberates on the way forward

Nuclear Asia
Nuclear fusion can become a promising option to replace fossil fuels as the world’s primary energy source and could have an important role to play in addressing climate change was the overwhelming consensus among participants at the recently concluded International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference on fusion energy research.
Russia starts construction of BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor

Russia starts construction of BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor

Nuclear Asia
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary, the TVEL Fuel Company, has started construction of a 300 MW nuclear power unit equipped with the BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor being constructed at the Siberian Chemical Combine in Seversk, Russia, TVEL has announced.
Construction starts of the biggest China-Russia nuclear power project

Construction starts of the biggest China-Russia nuclear power project

Nuclear Asia
The ground-breaking ceremony for the largest China-Russia nuclear energy cooperation project to date was held last month.

Radioisotope-based conservation project launched to check rhino poaching

Nuclear Asia
In yet another demonstration of the benefits of nuclear technology, an international project was launched in South Africa earlier this month that aims to drastically reduce the scourge of rhinoceros poaching by introducing radioisotopes into the horn of rhinos.