Nuclear Abolition News and Analysis


India, China and NPT

Nuclear Abolition News | VOICES of the South on Globalization

- India has a flourishing nuclear power program and expects to have 20,000 MWe of nuclear capacity on line by 2020.
- China has electricity demand growing at 20 percent per year and a rapidly-expanding nuclear power program. Nuclear capacity of at least 40,000 MWe is planned by 2020.
- India is already self-sufficient in reactor design and construction and China has become so for second-generation units, but is importing Generation-3 plants. India's uranium resources are limited, so it is focusing on developing the thorium fuel cycle to utilise its extensive reserves of thorium.
- China's uranium resources are modest and it is starting to rely on imported uranium.

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The Momentum Builds Up

Nuclear Abolition News | VOICES of the South on Globalization

"We are committed our two countries to achieving a nuclear free world." Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and U.S. President Barack Obama announced on April 1 in London.

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At a Crossroads

Nuclear Abolition News | VOICES of the South on Globalization

The third preparatory committee (PrepCom) meeting for the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) takes place at the UN in New York May 4-15 against a background of increasing calls for progress on nuclear disarmament and measures to strengthen the Treaty. The NPT was concluded in 1968 and entered into force on March 5, 1970. It is the founding document of multilateral non proliferation endeavours.

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Norway Seeks A New Push


Nuclear Abolition News | IPS

Ramesh Jaura

OSLO (IPS) - Norway's foreign affairs minister Jonas Gahr Støre has called for giving new priority to nuclear disarmament that has been assigned to oblivion since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

The collapse of the Berlin Wall not only brought to an end the division of Berlin but also paved the way for unification of Germany and the end of the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

"Good governance and human rights took priority over disarmament because the nuclear threat was perceived as having disappeared," the minister told IPS.
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