The United Nations nuclear chief isn’t optimistic that a meeting with Iran this week will yield access to disputed documents, people and sites allegedly linked to the Persian Gulf country’s nuclear program.
Iran’s decision to convert a third of its higher-enriched uranium into metal plates will make it more difficult for the Persian Gulf country to assemble an atomic weapon if it decides to to so, nuclear-security analysts say.
Russia signaled for the first time its standoff with the West isn’t isolated to Ukraine and that disagreements may emerge in nuclear talks with Iran, which is pursuing Russian reactors amid negotiations with world powers.
Japan plans to scrap atomic power by the end of the 2030s, bowing to public pressure after the Fukushima nuclear disaster caused mass evacuations and left areas north of Tokyo uninhabitable for decades.
Russia, one of the world’s biggest oil and gas exporters, aims to become a global leader in nuclear power, too. State-owned nuclear group Rosatom now has 15 reactors under construction worldwide, more than any other international supplier. Five of the 15 are outside Russia, and more are coming soon, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its Oct. 4 issue.
CEZ AS , the Czech Republic’s largest power producer, delayed the process of choosing a supplier for two additional reactors at the Temelin nuclear power plant until next year, according to Supervisory Board member Eduard Janota .