Abu Dhabi: The UAE is due to commission the Arab world's first nuclear power station this year, while the remaining three reactors will go critical
The second unit of Kudankulam atomic power project in Tamil Nadu is expected to go critical
on Sunday, S K Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), said on Saturday.
This is because it has managed to swallow enough of its stellar companion's mass to "go critical
." At last, the white dwarf can swallow no more, and blows itself up.
Thirdly, the external situation is a minefield: Europe still has problems; the slowdown in China could resume; and the Middle East could go critical
expected to go critical
with the onset of searing summer heat and families become heavily reliant on air
It is believed that the reactor will go critical
, setting the stage for sea trial sometime in the first half of next year.
The reactor at Dimona was about to go critical
and the underground facility was being readied to extract weapons-grade fissile material.
No doubt having the HMCS Charlottetown farting about the Mediterranean on "anti-terrorism" exercises will come in handy should things in Syria go critical
. Suncor has some natural gas it needs to get back to pumping, if j nothing else.
It's called thorium nuclear reactors, which would produce negligible radioactive waste, could not be used to make nuclear weapons, would produce no CO[sup.2] and could not go critical
like the Japanese reactors.
When a pool runs dry, he explains, the fuel may heat up but it won't go critical
, because the neutrons generated by fission escape so quickly they can't create a chain reaction.
3 reactor, a 1.18-million-kilowatt pressurized water reactor, was activated with the MOX fuel for the so-called ''pluthermal'' electric generation and is scheduled to go critical
Thursday evening, according to the power company.
One said Iran's first nuclear electricity generating plant would go critical
in December and thereafter any air attack would become impossible since it would trigger a nuclear explosion.
But theorists have had nagging problems identifying how a white dwarf can collect enough infalling mass to "go critical
." That's because when fresh hydrogen piles up on a white dwarf's surface, it's likely to fuse to helium in a thermonuclear explosion of its own.
Consider that the International Atomic Energy Agency controls quantities of 8 kg of [sup.239]Pu and 25 kg for [sup.235]U and that these quantities probably relate to masses needed for crude "bombs" Further, in some processing plants, a mass of about one-half a kilogram is used as a guideline for the minimum quantity of [sup.239]Pu or [sup.235]U, which can, given optimum conditions, go critical
. I think the article could mislead people on what quantities need protection.