Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Nuclear energy


Japan reverses nuclear phaseout plan adopted after Fukushima

December 22, 2022 3:31 pm

The new policy says Japan must maximise the use of existing nuclear reactors by restarting as many of them as possible and prolonging the operating life of old reactors beyond their 60-year limit, and by developing next-generation reactors to replace them.

The 5 biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2022: Fusion energy, ‘life after death’, and more

January 02, 2023 11:34 am

Scientific Breakthroughs of the Year: From a breakthrough in nuclear fission energy technology to pigs being "revived" after their death, here are some of the biggest scientific breakthroughs that happened in 2022.

'India a platform for new nuclear technologies... I see a very bright future': IAEA chief Rafael Mariano Grossi

November 14, 2022 9:56 am

In an interview with The Indian Express at COP27, Grossi spoke about the current situation in Ukraine where a large nuclear power plant has been turned into one of the riskiest battlefields, why many countries were still opting for nuclear energy, and how nuclear energy was integral to any clean energy transition.

Researchers achieve milestone on path toward nuclear fusion energy

January 27, 2022 3:55 pm

Unlike burning fossil fuels or the fission process of existing nuclear power plants, fusion offers the prospect of abundant energy without pollution, radioactive waste or greenhouse gases.

Nuclear fusion edges toward the mainstream

October 19, 2021 1:46 pm

No one knows when fusion energy will become commercially viable, but driving the private investments is a rising alarm about global warming.

India and EU finalise civil nuke pact; to unveil roadmap for broadbasing ties

July 14, 2020 8:46 pm

The Indian delegation at the summit will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while the European side will be headed by President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

Explained: How ocean in Fukushima became a dumping ground for radioactive waste

March 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Radiation levels in the sea off Fukushima were millions of times higher than the government's limit of 100 becquerels. And still today, radioactive substances can be detected off the coast of Japan and in other parts of the Pacific.

China planning to build floating nuclear power plant

January 27, 2016 1:43 pm

The CNNC plant is expected to start operation in 2019 and CGN's the following year, according to their statements.

Break-up of Breakthrough; the 'nuclear' clauses

January 26, 2015 8:58 am

The US will no longer demand national flagging and is ready to accept IAEA safeguards as adequate.

Sushma to visit Seoul, n-energy, trade on table

December 27, 2014 12:31 am

Swaraj will co-chair the 8th Joint Commission meeting with her South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se.


Luminaries of science meet in Mumbai

January 05, 2015 4:19 pm

Experts highlighted the need to share worldwide research on nuclear energy on the third day of Indian Science Congress.