Egypt successfully installs first nuclear device

Egypt witnessed the installation of the first nuclear device, as the Nuclear Power Plants Authority announced that the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plants Authority Board chair, Amged El-Wakeel, had given the green light to begin the installation. Al-Wakeel gave permission to begin installing the reactor core trap at 2 p.m., the[…]

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Israel had details of Syrian nuclear site 5 years before bombing it

The Israeli military yesterday released intelligence documents kept secret for two decades which show Tel Aviv had warned in 2002 against Syria launching a military nuclear programme, local media reported. According to the documents, the Israeli occupation attacked and destroyed a site in the Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor in 2007 in what was called  ‘Operation Outside[…]

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SAFCEI calls out gov over pursuit of nuclear energy

Tomorrow will be four years since the Western Cape High Court found the government’s one-trillion rand nuclear deal and associated energy procurement processes to be “illegal and unconstitutional”. The Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute says the deal would have bankrupted the country. Safcei’s Executive Director, Francesca de Gasparis, says[…]

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North Korea conducts first H-bomb test

North Korea said it successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday, claiming a significant advance in the isolated state’s strike capability and setting off alarm bells in Japan and South Korea. The test, the fourth time North Korea has exploded a nuclear device, was ordered by young leader[…]

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Nuclear deal will be clean: ANC MP

South Africans who are worried about the controversial and expensive nuclear deal being shoved down their throats have received support from an unexpected quarter. Fikile Majola, ANC MP and chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy, has turned out to be a champion for transparency in the nuclear deal. In[…]

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Nuclear procurement will include study: Joemat-Pettersson

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has promised Parliament that a thoroughgoing affordability study will be undertaken as part of the procurement process for nuclear energy, but said that this will not be shared with the public as it is likely to be “classified” information. The undertaking that information on the affordability[…]

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