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vendredi 5 avril 2019

EU helps Vietnam enhance nuclear safety management

Vietnam has improved its nuclear safety management capabilities under a three-year cooperation project with the EU.

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dimanche 7 octobre 2018

U.S. general considered nuclear response in Vietnam War, cables show

In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon activated a plan in 1968 to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam until he was overruled by President Lyndon B. Johnson, according to recently declassified documents cited in a new history of wartime presidential decisions.

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mardi 6 mars 2018

India and Vietnam enhance nuclear cooperation

India and Vietnam have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their cooperation in nuclear energy.

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dimanche 3 décembre 2017

Vietnam’s ex-president admits Fukushima disaster played role in ditching foray into atomic power

Vietnam last year abandoned plans to build its first nuclear power plants with Japanese and Russian assistance due to heightened concern over the safety of atomic power following events including the Fukushima disaster, according to former President Truong Tan Sang.

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mercredi 5 avril 2017

Made-in-Vietnam radioactive drugs cannot meet demand

Due to the low capacity of the nuclear reactor, the Da Lat Nuclear Research Institute is only capable of producing enough radioactive drugs to meet the demand for radioactive isotopes and radioactive preparations for 25 medical establishments in Vietnam.

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dimanche 11 décembre 2016

Vietnam invites India to explore energy in South China Sea

Highlighting India’s importance as a regional power, Vietnam has urged New Delhi to intensify economic engagement with Southeast Asia.

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lundi 5 décembre 2016

The fate of nuclear power in Vietnam

For more than a decade there has been talk of a global “nuclear renaissance,” and until recently Vietnam looked to be part of it, making plans to build nuclear infrastructure and taking the necessary steps to become a member of the international nuclear community.

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jeudi 24 novembre 2016

Nuclear production’s out, what about consumption ?

When Việt Nam’s main legislative body, the National Assembly, decided on Tuesday to cancel plans to build two nuclear power plants, many lauded the “courageous” move.

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mardi 22 novembre 2016

Vietnam scraps huge nuclear power plant projects

Power-hungry Vietnam scrapped plans for two multi-billion dollar nuclear power plants on Tuesday, citing environmental and financial reasons after the cost of the projects skyrocketed.

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lundi 14 novembre 2016

Vietnam ditches nuclear power plans

Vietnam has decided to scrap plans to build two nuclear power plants, which would have been the first in southeast Asia. Hydropower and coal are set to remain dominant in the fast-industrializing country.

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dimanche 16 octobre 2016

Radiation-supported plant breeding takes root in Vietnam’s agriculture

Vietnam is seeing an increase in the application of mutation breeding for improving crops, Director of Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency (VAEA) Hoang Anh Tuan said at a conference in Hanoi on Thursday.

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samedi 6 février 2016

Vietnam works on nuclear power framework

Viet Nam has been developing a legal framework on atomic energy for the safe and effective development of nuclear power in the country.

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dimanche 6 décembre 2015

Vietnam delays building first nuclear plant until 2020

Viet Nam will start the construction on its first nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan in 2020, six years later than scheduled, to ensure safety and efficiency, said Hoang Anh Tuan, director general of the Viet Nam Atomic Energy Agency.

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mercredi 28 octobre 2015

Nonproliferation and Nuclear Energy : The Case of Vietnam

Is Vietnam diverting its civilian know-how to create an indigenous nuclear weapons program? Not yet, says the CSS’ Oliver Thränert, but increased tensions or overt conflict with China could lead Hanoi to develop its own nuclear deterrent.

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mardi 4 août 2015

Russia signs framework agreement for Vietnam's Ninh Thuan 1

The engineering subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom has signed a general framework agreement with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) for construction of unit 1 of the planned Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant. The country's electricity use is set to triple in 15 years.

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dimanche 25 janvier 2015

Vietnam’s slowing growth and safety concerns delay nuclear plans

Vietnam’s plan to introduce nuclear power to its energy mix faced a fresh setback on Thursday as safety concerns and legal issues pushed back the planned construction of the country’s first nuclear plant by about five years from the initial schedule.

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samedi 22 novembre 2014

Vietnam upgrades reactor choice

Vietnamese officials have chosen Rosatom's AES-2006 design for the country's first nuclear power plant at Ninh Thuan, increasing the planned capacity of the four unit plant by about 800 MWe. A second plant should follow based on a partnership with Japan.

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samedi 18 octobre 2014

Vietnam consults Lightbridge on research reactor

US-based Lightbridge Corp has extended its nuclear cooperation with Vietnam by agreeing to offer consultancy services for setting up a nuclear research centre, including a research reactor, in the country.

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mardi 7 octobre 2014

USA-Vietnam nuclear accord takes effect

A USA-Vietnam agreement on civil nuclear energy cooperation has entered into force. The agreement establishes the terms for commercial nuclear trade, research and technology exchanges between the two countries as provided under Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act.

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jeudi 14 août 2014

US nuclear tech firm Lightbridge to support Vietnam civil nuclear energy

U.S. nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation announced Thursday it will join hands with a Vietnamese nuclear safety agency to support Vietnam's civil nuclear energy program.

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mercredi 23 juillet 2014

US Senate panel approves Vietnam nuke agreement

WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe.

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lundi 14 avril 2014

Vietnam seeking applicants for 70 Russian atomic energy scholarships

The Vietnam International Education Development under the Ministry of Education and Training is recruiting 70 students for a training program on atomic energy in Russia.

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mardi 1 avril 2014

Vietnam resort town concerned nuclear reactor could hit tourism

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has asked central authorities to consider Lam Dong Province’s proposal to relocate the site of a future nuclear reactor outside the resort town of Da Lat following years of protest by local agencies.

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mercredi 26 mars 2014

The nuclear power plan beyond Vietnam’s ability, Russian specialist

In the near future, 20% of electricity demand in Vietnam will be provided by nuclear power plants. International experts said the plan is ambitious but it is beyond Vietnam’s ability.

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jeudi 20 mars 2014

Vietnam, Russia to construct $500 mln atomic energy center

Vietnam and Russia are planning to build a US$500 million atomic energy research center comprising two units in central and northern Vietnam next year, with their operation slated for five years later.

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lundi 10 mars 2014

Nuclear power : The Vietnam - U.S. meeting

The U.S. government has made positive initial moves for its investment in Vietnam’s nuclear power development.

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samedi 1 mars 2014

Vietnam plans to operate ten nuclear power plants by 2030

Vietnam expects to finish building and start operating more than ten nuclear power engines with a total capacity of around 15,000 – 16,000 megawatts per year by 2030, the Department of Thermal and Nuclear Power has announced.

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mardi 25 février 2014

Obama approves nuclear cooperation with Vietnam

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has approved an agreement for civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam in a sign of deepening ties between the former foes.

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mercredi 29 janvier 2014

Vietnam says nuclear power plant delay won’t cause shortage

Vietnam will not suffer from power shortages due to the delay in construction of its first nuclear power plant until 2020 since around 10 thermal power plants would be built by then, the chief of the Vietnam Energy Association said.

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dimanche 19 janvier 2014

Nuclear safety concerns in Vietnam could delay Japanese project

Growing safety concerns in Vietnam could affect the Abe administration’s strategy of making exports of nuclear energy technology a pillar of Japan’s economic growth strategy.

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