2020: A year of challenge and achievement for Indian nuclear sector
he year 2020 was a challenging year for the Indian atomic sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Growing component of localisation in Indo-Russian nuclear cooperation
The highlights for the Indian nuclear industry, during the year engulfed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, are the attaining of criticality with India’s first indigenously built 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR), and the start of machine assembly in France at the multinational thermonuclear fusion reactor ITER project, in which India is a participant.
“Millions of Tons Of Nuclear Waste”: The Biggest Myth Of Nuclear Power
Some say that there are millions of tons of nuclear waste in the world and that they will never be safely buried, in connection with which Greenpeace blocks the railways along which nuclear materials are transported, and demands to shut down the entire nuclear industry at once.
Covid-19 latest updates: India records 53K new cases, Russia to apply for registration of first vaccine
India, the third country worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, recorded a spike of 53,601 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, pushing the total tally to 22,68,675.
Russian nuclear industry in its 75th year: Towards the closed fuel cycle future
The year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Russian nuclear industry which has always been a pioneer in the peaceful use of atomic energy.
Officials work tirelessly to make Kakrapar PHWR go critical
Officials of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), India’s atomic power plant operator, worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 lockdown to ensure that indigenously designed 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Gujarat attained criticality, a top official of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) said.
During COVID-19, India achieves criticality with first indigenously built reactor
India is the only country in the world this year, to have achieved criticality with its first indigenously built nuclear reactor, even as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rages worldwide, starting from its spread during the first quarter.
NEA launches landmark report on cutting costs in nuclear construction
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forcing a global lockdown and severe setback to economic activity worldwide, a landmark report on civilian nuclear energy was released earlier this month on how to reduce the costs of building large new plants, which has become the major hurdle in the development of this clean energy source.