Belgium is still procrastinating on an exit from nuclear power

Belgium is still procrastinating on an exit from nuclear power

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health Frank Vandenbroucke in Brussels on Friday 3 December. NICOLAS MAETERLINCK / AFP The complete phase-out of nuclear power in 2025 is “The solution that will create the least amount of worry” : it is with a … Read more

Iranian nuclear: “We will do everything to prevent Tehran from being about to acquire a bomb”

Iranian nuclear We will do everything to prevent Tehran from

International negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, in Vienna, Austria, November 29, 2021. EU DELEGATION IN VIENNA / VIA REUTERS Joshua Zarka is deputy director general of the Israeli foreign ministry, in charge of strategic affairs, in particular the Iranian file. While negotiations on Iranian nuclear power resumed, Monday, November 29 in Vienna, he details the … Read more

China, very interested negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal

China very interested negotiator of the Iran nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi (right), March 27, 2021 in Tehran. The two countries had signed a twenty-five-year strategic cooperation agreement that day. – / AFP While talks resume in Vienna (Austria), Monday, November 29, around Iranian nuclear power, China, signatory of the 2015 … Read more

Iranian nuclear: Israel calls for more firmness against Tehran

Iranian nuclear Israel calls for more firmness against Tehran

Israeli national security adviser Eyal Hulata at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain on November 21. MAZEN MAHDI / AFP On the man-made island where the Four Seasons Hotel stands in Manama, the capital of the tiny kingdom of Bahrain, Israeli national security adviser Eyal Hulata is in friendly territory. In this high tower, which dominates … Read more

How prolonged radiation exposure damages nuclear reactors

Journal Reference: Abdurrahman Ozturk, Merve Gencturk, Karim Ahmed . Surface and Size Effects on the Behaviors of Point Defects in Irradiated Crystalline Solids. Frontiers in Materials, 2021; 8 DOI: 10.3389/fmats.2021.684862 “Reactors need to run at either higher power or use fuels longer to increase their performance. But then, at these settings, the risk of wear and … Read more

In the United Kingdom, Rolls-Royce launches into nuclear “mini-power plants”

In the United Kingdom Rolls Royce launches into nuclear mini power plants

A nuclear reactor under construction at Hinkley Point C power station, near Bridgwater (southwest England), September 12, 2019. PETER NICHOLLS / REUTERS The EPR fiasco, that of Flamanville (Manche) in the lead, demonstrated it: new generation nuclear power plants are enormous, overpriced and plagued by repeated construction delays. To try to get around the problem, … Read more