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The world’s first IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank opened in Kazakhstan

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched the world’s first IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) bank at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) in Oskemen, Kazakhstan. The $150 million facility will help ensure a steady supply of low enriched uranium for countries’ nuclear power programmes. The bank is owned and managed by IAEA. It is ..

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India, Russia ink agreement to set up 25 Agro Irradiation Centres

India and Russia have signed an agreement for cooperation in the development of a network of 25 integrated infrastructure Agro irradiation centres. The agreement was signed between Indian Agricultural Association, Hindustan Agro Co-Op Ltd (HACL) and United Innovation Corporation (UIC), a subsidiary of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia. As part of the agreement, ..

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Iran, world powers unable to overcome impasse over Teheran’s nuclear programme

No breakthrough could be achieved in the Moscow round of talks between Iran and the 6 major world powers – the USA, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, over Teheran’s nuclear programme. The negotiations concluded with a decision to organize a technical follow-up meeting in Istanbul on July 3, 2012. What is the stand of ..

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Sekhar Basu assumes charge as Director of BARC

Renowned scientist Sekhar Basu took the position of director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). He played pivotal role in the development of atomic reactor for India’s indigenous nuclear submarine “INS Arihant”. He has also served as the Project Director of the Plutonium Recycling Project, Kalpakkam, which constructed the country’s 1st indigenous Pressurised Water Reactor, ..

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Production begins in AP’s first uranium mine ‘Thummalapalli’

Production commenced in the first uranium mining and processing plant of Andhra Pradesh, at Thummalapalli in YSR District. About the new plant: Capacity of mining and processing: 3,000 tonnes uranium a day. Reserves: With over 48 million tonnes of reserves, the Thummalapalli mine has been estimated one of the world’s largest uranium mines. Cost: The ..

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