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Dhaka Wednesday,  Oct 4, 2023


A critical nuclear power plant in Ukraine again lost external power, international energy officials said on Saturday, heightening concerns as the energy battle between Moscow and the West ramped up in recent days amid the ongoing war. Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia plant — the largest in Europe — saw its last remaining main external power line cut off even as a reserve line was able to continue supplying electricity to the grid,... »
UN nuclear experts have made their first inspection of the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine and are to maintain a presence there. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi said the “plant and physical integrity of the plant” had been “violated several times”. The inspectors were accompanied to the plant by Russian soldiers after a risky journey delayed by shelling. Russia and Ukraine accused each other of trying to... »
United Nations inspectors in Ukraine were due on Thursday to visit a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, where nearby shelling has prompted bitter recriminations and global fears of disaster. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission arrived in the southern city of Zaporizhzhia, 55 km (34 miles) away from the plant, on Wednesday and Ukraine’s defence ministry said it was scheduled to visit the facility on Thursday. Although Russian-installed... »
The last regular line supplying electricity to Ukraine’s Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) was working again after being cut earlier on Thursday, the United Nations said, an outage that underlined the potential peril posed by nearby fighting. Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said earlier that fires broke out in the ash pits of a coal power station near the Zaporizhzhia reactor complex, Europe’s largest such facility, disrupting lines linking... »
Europe faced the prospect of a radiation disaster on Thursday when a Russian-occupied nuclear plant was disconnected from Ukraine’s power grid, President Volodomyr Zelensky has said. It was only due to back-up electricity kicking in that the Zaporizhzhia plant was able to operate safely, he added. Fires had earlier damaged overhead power lines, cutting the plant off. There is growing concern over fighting near the complex, which is the largest... »
Amidst the current global energy crisis, nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables, according to a new special report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released late last month. Moreover, the climate crisis and the globally agreed targets of reaching net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 require a rapid and complete decarbonisation of... »
Concreting of the inner containment dome of Unit 1 has been completed at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) recently. Over 3200 cubic meters of concrete was laid in the structure of more than 17.6 meters high with diameter of 42.8 meters at the base. The works were performed by RosSEM Trust , part of Rosatom Engineering Division. “Concreting of inner containment dome is the final stage of construction of... »
Inner Containment(IC) dome metal structures have been installed in the reactor building of Power Unit 2 of the Rooppur NPP, recently. The upper portion of the dome 35.7 m in diameter and weighing 194 tonnes was placed in its design position at an elevation of 51.7 m; the construction height has now reached 60.5 m. “IC dome installation is one of the 2022 milestones. We performed similar works at Power... »
The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) for technological cooperation in nuclear research and development. A signing ceremony was held today at the BAEC headquarters in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was attended by KAERI Director Won-seok Park, BAEC Chairman Mohammad Azizul Haque and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bangladesh Jang-geun Lee. Under the MoU, the main... »
A renewed interest in nuclear power is under way. With the climate crisis already pressuring countries to depend less on fossil fuels, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has now created another reason for governments to speed up their search for alternative energy sources. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently issued its latest report warning the planet is left with a small window to prevent the worst effects of climate... »