Syarahan Umum oleh Dr. Edward McGinnis, Deputy Assistant Security for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, United States of America akan diadakan seperti berikut:
Tarikh: 2 Februari 2012 (Khamis)
Masa: 8.30 pagi
Tempat: Bilik Persidangan, Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi, UKM
Tajuk: Global Use of Nuclear Energy: Challenges and Opportunities. Brosur.
NUCLEAR LECTURE COURSES IN
BY TOKYO-TECH AND HITACHI,
29 January–04 February 2013, UKM, Bangi ; Brosur
The Malaysian Nuclear Society (MNS), established 1988, welcomes the decision in the 2009 budget speech that Malaysia will be “exploring nuclear energy… to ensure long term energy security of the nation.”
2. One Day Workshop on "Radiation Shielding Modelling Monte Carlo; Date (tent.) - 10 Nov 2014; Ven. - UTM, Skudai Johor; contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Half-Day Seminar on "Nuclear Power Action 1 for Malaysia"; Date(tent) : March 2015; Venue - Hotel Residence (tentative); contact MNS Secretary (email@example.com) 4. MNS AGM 27 : Date : March 2015; Venue - TBA ; contact MNS Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
5. Welding Engineer Course 12 Sept - 07 Oct 2013; based on ISO and JWES Standards.
The Obama administration last week sent to Congress the text of a bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement signed last week by the United States and Vietnam. If lawmakers do not object during an ensuing 90 days of continuous session and review, the agreement will then enter into force.
Some critics argue that unless this agreement is renegotiated, the United States would take a step back in its global nonproliferation leadership role and thereby ease the way for Vietnam and other states to develop nuclear weapons capabilities. They note that four years ago the United Arab Emirates formally committed itself in a new bilateral nuclear pact with the U.S. not to enrich uranium or reprocess spent fuel. Thus, the argument goes, the lack of this provision in the agreement with Vietnam undercuts the UAE and signals to others that the U.S. is not steadfast.Mark Hibbs More... Nuke deal with Vietnam good for US. ________________________________
Japan and Vietnam sign cooperation deal Jan 21, 2011 02:59 pm
Source: WNN; Category: Nuclear Applications
Japan and Vietnam have signed an agreement for cooperation in the development and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The accord follows the announcement in October 2010 that Vietnam had selected Japan as a partner for cooperation in the construction of nuclear power plants. Under the agreement, Vietnam and Japan will cooperate in areas including: research and application
of radioactive isotopes and radiation; the design, construction and operation of light water reactors; nuclear safety and security; the transportation, storage, processing and disposal of radioactive wastes; the development of
human resources; development of a legal system for the use of nuclear energy;
and the exploration and mining of uranium resources. According to Tanizaki, the agreement will create the necessary legal framework and conditions for Japanese and Vietnamese nuclear energy-related agencies, organizations and enterprises to conduct activities and investment cooperation within the framework of the agreement.
Vietnam on the go again.
It had signed contract for two power reactors,and a research reactor with Russia.
Now two more reactors from Japan with the American back-ups.
But where are we now......
From Prof Noramly Muslim
Nuclear power is viableBy: (Oct 04, 2010)
(letter to editor, pulished in The Sundaily) I REFER to "Public not consulted on nuclear energy plan"
Letters, Sept 27). The decision by the Merkel government to go ahead with the plan for extending the operation of 17 nuclear reactors in Germany 12 more years was not well-received by anti-nuclear movements. Beyond that obvious effect, however, we need to look at the ramifications of that decision in a different light. More.....
Capsule marks Belarus' nuclear future
10 August 2012
The president of Belarus has helped bury a capsule at the site of the country's planned new nuclear power plant at Ostrovets, marking a significant occasion in that country's journey towards energy independence.
President Alexander Lukashenko placed the capsule, which had been crafted by local seventh grade students and two young workers from construction company Belenergostroya, inside a rock at the construction site. He then helped fix a plaque over the capusle with a message for future generations: "This marks the establishment of nuclear energy - a significant step in strengthening the energy security of the country, and a powerful incentive for accelerating scientific and technological progress and innovation."
The message added, "We are sure that we have taken the right decision in building a nuclear power plant, which embodies the best ideas and achievements of a scientific world, and which will ensure dynamic economic growth and improve the welfare of the people in the region." It was signed by President Lukashenko.
Lukashenko emplaces the capsule (Image: President's website)
Belarus is dependent on Russian gas for much of its energy needs - a dependency the country aims to reduce. The reactors to be built at the Ostrovets plant will also be supplied by Russia: two VVER 1200 units provided by main contractor Atomstroyexport. However, the addition of 2400 MWe of nuclear generating capacity represents an important diversification of electricity supply for the currently non-nuclear country. Belarus' total generating capacity currently stands at only about 8000 MWe.
The general contract for the units was signed in July, following about three years of negotiation. A price tag of $10 billion has been associated with the deal, which will rely heavily upon the use of local contractors. Although groundwork has already commenced at the site, the pouring of concrete for the first unit is slated to take place by late 2013 and the unit should start generating electricity in 2018.
Researched and written by World Nuclear News
Going nuclear for the election
15 January 2010 WNN
As Ukraine's presidential election approaches, hopeful candidate Yulia Tymoshenko has embarked on a remarkable pro-nuclear campaigning spree. Earlier this week Tymoshenko, who is the current prime minister, paid a visit to the nuclear-industrial complex in the Zaporizhzh oblast
31 March 2010
Category: news (Nuclear Applications)
The USA has signed with Vietnam for increased cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. America's memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vietnam was signed in Hanoi yesterday by Le Dinh Tien, Vietnam's deputy minister of science and technology, and Michael Michalak, US Ambassador to the country. In a statement, the US Department of State said, "This MoU will open the door for increased cooperation in such areas as the development of human resources and safety and security infrastructure, access to reliable sources of nuclear fuel, and the management of radioactive waste and used fuel." It added, "Vietnam has demonstrated its commitment to the responsible expansion of nuclear power through careful steps taken in cooperation with the United States, among other international partners, towards the development of the robust nuclear infrastructure needed to oversee the deployment of its first nuclear power plants over the coming decades." For more : Read the Article:http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NP-USA_and_Vietnam_agree_to_nuclear_cooperation-3103104.html?jmid=12415&
Overview of Nuclear Energy in Uruguay
Eng. Alvaro Bermudez
Uruguay´s overall energy situation is in line with its consumption, one of the lowest in Latin America. In the past 25 years, different democratic governments have made only reduced efforts regarding electricity generation, but they have developed an intensive policy in trying to secure international investment with diverse success. The most important industrial venture in the country´s history is the recent BOTNIA cellulose manufacturing plant under the control of the Finish UPM. This venture had to change its ambitious initial project because of a lack of long term energy resources and turn to a self-generating energy scheme for its wood process transformation, with the resulting reduction of production scope.
With 191 million inhabitants, a demographic growth of 1.2% per year and a GDP growth rate of almost 3%, Brazil's energy requirements are considerable.
Massive investments have been made to support the country's development. A government program launched in January 2007, called the "Program to Accelerate the Growth" (PAC), provided for the allocation of 130 billion dollars to the energy sector.
·Nuclear power meets 3% of the country's electricity demands. 90% of the electricity comes from renewable energies. The remainder comes from various sources such as petroleum, coal and gas. ·Brazil has two nuclear reactors at the Angra site near Rio de Janeiro: Angra 1 (626 MW, commissioned in 1985), and Angra 2 (1,270 MW, commissioned in 2001). ·The country has mastered virtually all nuclear technologies:
·Uranium extraction (Brazil has 158,000 tons of uranium, in other words 6% of the world's conventional reserves)
It may be decades before nuclear power becomes a realistic option in Cqambodia, but for students in Battambang, there is now a course to teach nuclear engineering as a major after three years at the University of Battambang.
The idea is to build up human resources in nuclear engineering and eventually to produce energy to make electricity from a nuclear power plant. More...