No new reactors started operation in 2008, but construction did begin on ten units, indicating that the same number could be completed per year from around 2013 as visible results of the global push for more nuclear power are realised
Are the advantages of nuclear energy such that it could be part of the solution to global warming? Or is nuclear radiation an even greater problem?
In his speech at the 15th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference in Sydney, Australia in mid-October, John Ritch, director-general of the World Nuclear Association set the cat amongst the pigeons by intimating that without additional nuclear power, the world is facing an environmental apocalypse.
The Minister of Minerals and Energy, Ms Buyelwa Sonjica, recently congratulated Mr Maurice Magugumela, CEO of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), on his election as the President of the 4th Review Meeting of Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety.
The top negotiator of Iran’s controversial nuclear program, Ali Larijani, resigned recently.