Oil-rich UAE opens the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant. Experts question why

Paul Dorfman, who heads the Nuclear Consulting Group and is a research associate at UCL’s Energy Institute, has warned the UAE’s investment into the plant “risks further destabilizing the volatile Gulf region, damaging the environment and raising the possibility of nuclear proliferation.”

Russia denies nuclear power plant leaks after higher than normal radiation levels in Europe

“We have an exceptional and modern system of monitoring nuclear safety and as you’ve seen there were no alarms related to any threatening or emergency situations,” Peskov said Monday. “We don’t know what the source is for these reports of specialists in the Netherlands,” he added.

UAE launches Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

“This is part of the UAE’s drive to diversify its energy economy, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and project its image as a regional leader in science and technology,” one Gulf analyst told French news agency AFP.

UAE announces operation of first Arab nuclear power plant

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced the start-up operations of its first nuclear power plant in capital Abu Dhabi.The milestone achievement was announced through a tweet by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE prime minister on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.”We announce the UAE’s success in operating the first peaceful nuclear energy reactor […]

Yangjiang nuclear power plant unit 6 gets ready for operation

“A gradual acceleration of reactors approvals is expected as nuclear energy is absolutely key to cut the nation’s reliance on fossil fuel power generation,” said Joseph Jacobelli, an independent energy analyst and Asia-Pacific CEO of clean energy producer Joule Power.

US Nuclear Power Plants Fast Facts

March 28, 1979 – The Three Mile Island nuclear plant near Middleton, Pennsylvania, partially melts down due to a combination of factors including design flaws, equipment malfunction and human error. The accident remains the most serious nuclear power incident in the United States.

US Westinghouse Fuel Delivered to Biggest Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant

“The first batch of nuclear fuel from the Westinghouse company has been delivered to the Zaporizhia NPP as part of the nuclear fuel diversification program for Ukrainian NPPs developed by the [Ukrainian energy company] Energoatom,” the press statement reads.

UAE launches start-up operations at first nuclear power plant

“We are now another step closer to achieving our goal of supplying up to a quarter of our nation’s electricity needs and powering its future growth with safe, reliable, and emissions-free electricity,” ENEC’s chief executive Mohamed Ibrahim al-Hammadi said.

Turkey Offers Missiles to Azerbaijan after Threat to Bomb Armenian Nuclear Power Plant

Turkey’s offer of weaponry to Azerbaijan is especially alarming in the context of a statement Thursday by an Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman threatening to bomb the Metsamor nuclear power plant, considered one of the world’s most dangerous because of its location in an active earthquake zone, its lack of modern containment safeguards, and overall age.

Drone Armada Buzzed US’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant and Authorities Still Have No Clue Why

These sentiments were echoed in the documents obtained by Johnson, with one official writing the incidents off as a “drone-a-palooza” in an email, and Laura Pearson, official in charge of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s intelligence and threat assessment branch, writing in another email that calls about the drone incidents would only be handled during regular […]