Huge deposits of uranium found in India’s Rajasthan state

IANS
After Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh, huge deposits of uranium have now been found in India’s Rajasthan state, following which preparations are in full swing to start mining in the Khandela area of Sikar.

Rosatom projects in the Arctic will create 6,000 jobs by 2030 

Nuclear Asia
The Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s investments in the development of Russia’s Arctic region through ongoing projects will help in creating around 6,000 jobs via investments of more than 700 billion rubles by 2030, according to Rosatom.

Heat exchanging apparatus manufactured for unit 5 of Kudankulam NPP in India 

Nuclear Asia
The fabrication of the heat-exchanging apparatus, also known as the relief tank, for the under-construction unit 5 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) has been completed and is ready for shipment to India, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

India’s Kudankulam NPP to be supplied with advanced sensors for reactor control system  

Nuclear Asia
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary Luch Scientific Production Association has signed an agreement to supply thermocouples for four units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) in India, according to a Rosatom release.

South Korea to raise nuclear in energy mix to 30% by 2030, restarts work on 2 reactors 

Nuclear Asia
In a reversal of the previous administration’s policy, the South Korean government said last week that it would raise the share of nuclear power generation in the country to at least 30 percent by 2030 and resume construction of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant (NPP) units 3 and 4.

Construction starts of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant 

Nuclear Asia
A ceremony was held earlier this month to mark the start of construction in Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at El Dabaa where the “first concrete” was poured at the NPP site.

Metal structures erected for inner containment dome of unit 2 at Bangladesh’s nuclear plant

Nuclear Asia
Metal structures for the inner containment dome of the second unit at the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh were installed at the construction site in Rooppur, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

European Parliament backs green label for gas, nuclear power

IANS
European Union (EU) lawmakers have voted down an objection to labeling gas and nuclear power as sustainable energy sources.

Myanmar, Russia sign MoUs on cooperation in nuclear energy 

Nuclear Asia
The government of Myanmar has signed various Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom for cooperation in training and skill development in the field of atomic energy, and shaping positive public opinion on nuclear power in the Southeast Asian nation, according to a Rosatom statement earlier this week.

Nuclear power can play major role in achieving net zero emissions by 2050: IEA

Nuclear Asia
Amidst the current global energy crisis, nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables, according to a new special report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released late last month.