India has achieved its target of nuclear power generation for the first quarter (April-June) of the current financial year 2021-22, the nation’s Parliament was informed earlier this week.
Demonstrating the use of nuclear technology for wildlife conservation, an international project was launched recently in South Africa that aims to drastically reduce the scourge of rhinoceros poaching by introducing radioisotopes into the horn of rhinos.
Japanese energy major Toshiba announced last month that it has completed the manufacture of the first of four toroidal field coils it is supplying to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), or the world’s largest nuclear fusion project, currently being assembled at Cadarache in France.
The first of six superconducting magnet modules for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) central solenoid left the General Atomics facility in the US earlier this month for the ITER site in France, according to an ITER (also signifies “The Way” in Latin) statement.
Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Belarus has started commercial operations following the formal handing over of the unit to the Belarusian authorities by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, according to an official statement last week.
Nuclear fusion can become a promising option to replace fossil fuels as the world’s primary energy source and could have an important role to play in addressing climate change was the overwhelming consensus among participants at the recently concluded International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference on fusion energy research.