India’s Fast Breeder Test Reactor attains design power level of 40 MW

Nuclear Asia
India’s Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu state attained its design power level of 40 megawatts thermal (MWt) earlier this month, according to the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR).

Nuclear icebreaker Arktika completes historic escort of small ice-class vessels in the Arctic

Nuclear Asia
In a first such operation through the Northern Sea Route in the Arctic Ocean, the nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika has completed escorting ships of the low ice class from east to west at this time of year.

India’s state-run nuclear operator has a new Chairman; 9 new reactors to be built by 2024 

Nuclear Asia
India’s state-run operator, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), has a new Chairman-cum-Managing Director in Bhuwan Chandra Pathak, who has succeeded the previous incumbent S.

Rusatom, Air Liquide complete feasibility study to build hydrogen complex in Russia

Nuclear Asia
The Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is negotiating with partners in Japan and South Korea to set up an international supply chain of green, or low-carbon, hydrogen by 2025, Rosatom said in a release earlier this week.

IAEA publishes e-book of essays by experts on nuclear law  

Nuclear Asia
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has recently e-published its first book by global thought leaders on nuclear law, providing free access to a compilation of essays on this crucial subject.

Indian nuclear installations are secure against cyber attacks: Government

Nuclear Asia
Indian nuclear installations, including nuclear power plants, are secure against cyber attacks, the government informed the Parliament earlier this week.

Nuclear energy, natural gas included in European Union’s taxonomy

IANS
Natural gas and nuclear energy have been included in the European Union’s (EU) taxonomy as sustainable investments for the private sector, the European Commission has said.

Event hosted at Dubai Expo on how nuclear technology improves people’s lives

Nuclear Asia
As part of its week-long programme “Breakthrough Technologies for a Sustainable Future” organised recently at the ongoing EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom hosted an event titled “Public demand for nuclear energy: how nuclear technologies improve our lives” that focused on public acceptance of nuclear energy.

Test assembly of elements of MBIR fast neutron research reactor performed in Russia 

Nuclear Asia
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has performed a test assembly of elements of a multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) being constructed in Russia, Rosatom announced earlier this week.

Rosatom hosts Small Modular Reactors Day at Dubai EXPO, several agreements signed

Nuclear Asia
As part of its week-long programme “Breakthrough Technologies for a Sustainable Future” organised from January 17-24, 2022, at the ongoing EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom hosted a key event on January 20 titled Small Modular Reactors Day.