In 2050, every second car on the streets could be electric which would reduce global CO2 emissions by up to 1.
Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant’s construction is underway as per the schedule. Besides, training its personnel to operate the plant, the Bangladesh government is putting policy in place to manage nuclear waste.
With number of nuclear medicines departments across the country registering over 100 per cent increase, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has laid out plans to gradually increase the production of therapeutic radio pharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine for treatment of cancer and diagnosis of thyroid, kidney and heart related diseases.
Even as India is awaiting its Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam to achieve criticality, it is undertaking research and development work on a wider scale to develop technologies for the third stage of its nuclear power programme – that is to develop Thorium-fuelled Advanced Heavy Water Reactors (AHWRs).
The Indian government is currently engaged in techno-commercial discussions with the US-based Westinghouse Electric Company to finalise a project proposal for setting up six nuclear power reactors with a capacity of 1208 MW each at Kovvada in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
State-run power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on Monday said that it has bagged an order worth Rs 736 crore from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) for the supply of steam generators to a plant at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad district of Haryana.
The indigenously designed and manufactured Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), the crucial link towards India’s aim to harness thorium’s atomic power, continues to miss its deadline to achieve criticality owing to some “teething” problems.
The second 220 MW unit at the Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS) in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday completed 731 days of continuous safe operation, India’s atomic power plant operator NPCIL said on Tuesday.
Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is working on design of Small Modular Reactors, however, any commercialisation of technology will take place only when the construction of existing nuclear technology has been completed.