Russia and Philippines agree to nuclear cooperation 15 November Share Russia is to assist the Philippines in developing national policies for the development of nuclear energy through a memorandum of cooperation MoC signed on 13 November.
India and the Bomb On May 18,India exploded a 12 kiloton fission weapon at the Pokhran site in the Rajasthan desert.
The land for the test had been acquired inwhenpeople had been forcibly displaced. Canada had transferred the CIRUS to India on the condition that it be used for peaceful purposes, but did not require external inspections.
Although Canada advised India that plutonium from the reactor could not be used for nuclear explosives, India claimed that the agreement did not exclude nuclear explosions "for peaceful purposes".
Following the explosion, India stuck to its story that the test was a "peaceful nuclear explosion" PNE. For the last twenty years, India has denied having nuclear weapons, but it has admitted the capability of making them.
The Indian nuclear test was a crippling blow to the myth of the peaceful Canadian nuclear program. Canada had received many warnings that India was moving towards nuclear weapons production, but had done little about it.
Pierre Trudeau had even visited India in to discuss the matter personally with Indira Ghandi. However, in the wake of the test, on May 22,then Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Mitchell Sharp stated, "The Canadian government has suspended shipments to India of nuclear equipment and material and has instructed the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, pending clarification of the situation [it took two years to "clarify"], to suspend its cooperation with India regarding nuclear reactor projects and the more general technological exchange arrangements which it has with the Indian Energy Commission.
It required a binding assurance that Canadian nuclear material, equipment and technology would not be used for a nuclear explosive device, and rejected the excuse of "peaceful nuclear explosions". The policy also prohibited in the "contamination clause" the use of Canadian-supplied technology for nuclear explosive devices.
Thirdly, exporters of nuclear technology and materials had to go through the Department of Industry Trade and Commerce, and the Atomic Energy Control Board. The other safeguards included: As well, Canada maintained the right to apply fall-back safeguards on reprocessing and enrichment should IAEA safeguards cease to be applied for any reason.
Finally a binding commitment required the provision of adequate physical protection for Canadian-origin material. However, India remained obdurate, and on May 18,Canada formally terminated nuclear co-operation. The nominal reason was that India agreed to safeguard only the two Rajasthan reactors.
This was clearly seen in the original transgression of India in the use of plutonium from CIRUS despite a bilateral agreement. The ineffectiveness of safeguards was also seen more recently in the case of Iraq, which developed a nuclear weapons program despite being a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Regardless of whether India has continued to use plutonium from the CIRUS reactor for nuclear weapons, it now has other sources which it can use. Inthe MW Dhruva reactor went critical, and it is theoretically capable of making 25 kilograms of plutonium per year. It is usually estimated that 5 to 8 kg of plutonium is the minimum required for a basic fission weapon.
India's decision to opt for an advanced fuel cycle with a breeder reactor involves the reprocessing of fuel to extract plutonium, which provides the infrastructure and effective camouflage for military production and reprocessing. Indian Politics and the Bomb The initial motivation for the Indian nuclear weapons program was the first nuclear weapons test by China in However, in the s, nuclear competition shifted to Pakistan.
Hostilities run deep between Pakistan and India after the post-colonial partition, three wars, and an ongoing bitter conflict over the possession of Kashmir, aggravated by the Sikh separatist movement in India. Recent events have made the escalation of nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan a distinct possibility.PHILIPPINE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS.
Nuclear Waste Act. The Act provides the legal framework for the Philippines to control andmanage the importation, manufacture, processing, distribution, 5 use, transport, treatment and disposal of toxic substances and hazardous and nuclear wastes.
Feb 09, · The Trump administration and Congress seem to be trying to raise Yucca Mountain from the dead. Yucca Mountain is the site of a proposed high-level nuclear waste . The Philippines Department of Energy has submitted its recommendation to the President on the country's nuclear energy policy.
The policy will include a decision on the future of the mothballed Bataan nuclear power plant. Status of Radioactive Waste Management MariaV.
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Aug 31, · Philippines concerned over possible nuclear weapons in South China Sea, PhilStar, Patricia Lourdes Viray (benjaminpohle.com) – August 23, , MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang expressed concern over the warning of the United States that China might bring nuclear elements to its outposts in the South China Sea.
Jun 19, · Everybody wants to do something about nuclear waste. Nuclear plant operators and most House members want to bury it in Nevada.
A bipartisan group of .