Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, which operates the world’s only nuclear icebreaker fleet has signed a contract with shipbuilder Zvezda for the construction of a nuclear icebreaker – Leader – according to a statement.
Continuing with the focus on nuclear energy while the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic rages across the globe, highlighting starkly, at the same time, the implications of climate change, the point of departure here is that nuclear is the only clean energy source that generates electricity 24X7.
The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raging across the globe has starkly highlighted the urgency for sustainable develoment by cutting emissions to reduce global warming that is destroying natural habitat, bringing animals in closer contact with people and facilitating, thereby, the frequent outbreak of zoonotic diseases, which has culminated in the deadly COVID-19.
Radioactivity is part of nature. The incredible energy of a supernova explosion billions of years ago locked away energy as matter, in uranium (and similar) atoms.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, nuclear medicine is having its time to shine. The International Atomic Agency (IAEA) is providing diagnostic kits and training to countries interested in using nuclear-assisted tests to detect the virus and track its transmission paths.
Students are learning online now: lessons by videoconference, sending tasks by e-mail, chatting with teachers.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government responses could disrupt or delay construction, testing, supervisory and support activities at the Vogtle 3 and 4 construction project, but it is too early to say what those effects will be, Southern Company has told the US Securities and Exchange Commission.