Wednesday, 16 September 2009 09:53

World’s first floating nuclear power plant

The world’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), which is being constructed in St Petersburg, Russia, could be operational by the fourth quarter of 2012, Russian diversified corporation United Industrial Corporation (OPK) has reported.
Monday, 22 June 2009 13:40

A nuclear renaissance predicted

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


Monday, 20 April 2009 08:42

Nuclear is not the answer

With Eskom forging ahead to install and commission several new nuclear power stations throughout the country by 2020 to hopefully play ‘catch-up’ with the ability to meet the demand for electricity, not everyone is applauding the strategy.
Monday, 20 April 2009 08:41

The advantages of nuclear energy

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?


Described as having fantastic economic potential worldwide, and seen by some people as being the world’s most versatile nuclear system, South Africa’s Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactor (PBMR) is a revolutionary nuclear power source which the South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Alec Erwin, views as being the perfect nuclear technology for Africa and the developing countries.
Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:34

Nuclear Power - Saviour or Sinner?

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.


Thursday, 16 April 2009 10:57

SA to lead IAEA convention

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.


Thursday, 16 April 2009 10:56

Security breach at Pelindaba

A Senior Officer at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) was shot and wounded in an armed robbery at the Pelindaba nuclear facility on 8 November 2007.
Thursday, 16 April 2009 10:55

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator resigns

The top negotiator of Iran’s controversial nuclear program, Ali Larijani, resigned recently.


Thursday, 16 April 2009 10:54

Nuclear technology - the next generation?

We explore the raft of technologies available.


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