Japan to release treated Fukushima wastewater into sea, IAEA monitoring safety aspects
The Japanese government said last week it will release more than a million tonnes of wastewater into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) that was crippled by a tsunami in 2011.
India unveils green hydrogen production policy
The Indian government has launched the National Green Hydrogen Mission designed to substantially increase the use of the clean fuel in its energy mix, and for the development of the country’s green hydrogen ecosystem.
Indian nuclear regulator AERB has a new Chairman
Distinguished scientist Dinesh Kumar Shukla took charge as the new Chairman of India’s nuclear regulator, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), on December 31, 2022, according to an AERB release.
Germany logs its hottest year in 2022
Germany recorded its hottest year in 2022 with an annual mean temperature of 10.5 degrees Celsius, the National Meteorological Service (DWD) has said.
India taking steps for developing small modular reactors
India is taking steps for the development of small modular reactors (SMR) with up to 300 megawatts (MW) capacity to fulfill the country’s commitments towards clean energy transition, according to the Indian Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh.
Kudankulam nuclear plant in India opts for more advanced fuel for its reactors
India has been offered a more advanced fuel option for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) by the Russian state-run atomic energy corporation Rosatom, according to India’s Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh.
Japan to allow nuclear power plants to operate beyond 60 years
Japan has decided to allow nuclear reactors to operate beyond their current limit of 60 years and replace aging facilities with new advanced ones, signalling a major change in the county’s nuclear policy.