Construction starts of unit 3 at first nuclear power plant in Egypt 

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The first concrete has been poured for unit 3 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Egypt being built at El Dabaa.

G-20 meet discusses role of small modular reactors in energy transition 

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An international seminar was held last week in Mumbai on the “Role of Small Modular Reactors in Energy Transition” on the sidelines of the energy transition working group meeting at G-20 as part of India’s presidency of the grouping.

India develops portable kit to check water contamination

National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCCM), Chemistry Group, BARC, located at Hyderabad has developed a portable visual detection kit for detection of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] between 5 to 500 ng/ml (ppb) range in water within 5 minutes.

Hungary issues license to build the first VVER-1200 reactors in European Union 

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Signalling a first for the European Union, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (OAH) last week issued the license for the construction of two power units with the Russian-designed state-of-the art Generation 3+ VVER-1200 reactors at the Paks II nuclear power plant (NPP) in Hungary.

IAEA holds its first international conference on nuclear law 

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The world’s leading experts on nuclear law gathered in Vienna to take part in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) First International Conference on Nuclear Law: The Global Debate held during April 25-29, 2022.
China to oppose India's Nuclear Suppliers Group entry

China to oppose India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group entry: Geng Shuang

Despite Russia`s promise to persuade China to let India become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Beijing said its stance on the issue remained unchanged.

Process on to get environmental clearance for spent fuel storage at India’s Kudankulam NPP

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The process to obtain environmental clearance for setting up a storage facility for the Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) at India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) units 1 and 2 is currently in progress, the nation’s Parliament was informed last week.
Russia, Bangladesh start work on Unit 2 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

Russia to take back nuke waste, to assist Bangladesh post-warranty period

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Russia will take back the nuclear waste to be produced during the operation of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).

Reactor pressure vessel installed for Unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant 

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The reactor pressure vessel of the third unit at India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu state has been installed in its designated position on April 30, 2022.

Bangladesh awards contract to upgrade its gamma irradiation facility to Rosatom

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Bangladesh has awarded a contract to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom to supply gamma irradiation equipment for treating food and medical products, as well as for research purposes.