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Ghana vice president confirms nuclear commitment

Ghana vice president confirms nuclear commitment

The establishment of an organisation responsible for the construction and operation of Ghana's first nuclear power plant has been approved by the country's cabinet, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said this week.
 

New Nuclear 02 August 2019


Commitment to safety at Ghanaian research reactor

Commitment to safety at Ghanaian research reactor

The operator of the Ghana Research Reactor, known as GHARR-1, has shown a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low-enriched uranium as fuel instead of high-enriched uranium, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. It made a number of recommendations to the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission to further enhance safety.

Regulation & Safety 24 April 2018


High-enriched uranium returned from Ghana

High-enriched uranium returned from Ghana

Ghanaian HEU loaded on a trailer during transport to China, 29 august 2017 (IAEA - Sandor Miklos Tozser) 64x48High-enriched uranium has been flown from Ghana back to China in the removal of all such material from the country. The Ghanaian research reactor has been converted to use low-enriched fuel instead.

Regulation & Safety 30 August 2017


Ghanaian reactor at full power after fuel conversion

Ghanaian reactor at full power after fuel conversion

Ghana research reactor restart - 48Ghana's research reactor has achieved full power operation following its conversion to run on low-enriched uranium instead of highly-enriched uranium. It is the first of five such Chinese-supplied reactors outside of China to be converted.

Regulation & Safety 11 August 2017


Ghanaian research reactor now set to run on LEU

Ghanaian research reactor now set to run on LEU

GHARR-1 fuel conversion - 48The conversion of Ghana's research reactor to run on low-enriched uranium (LEU) instead of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) has been completed. It is the first of five such Chinese-supplied reactors outside of China to be converted.

Regulation & Safety 20 July 2017


IAEA offers support to Ghana

IAEA offers support to Ghana

Amano_GAEC_2016_(Brady-IAEA)-48 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is ready to support Ghana if the country decides to embark on a nuclear power program, IAEA director general Yukia Amano has told the country's president.

New Nuclear 21 March 2016


West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

The newly created West African Integrated Nuclear Power Group prepared a draft memorandum of understanding and three-year action plan at its first meeting, held last week in Niamey, Niger. The heads of delegations from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal will take the MOU document to their respective governments for signature, which will commit them to proceeding with the initial planning for a regional nuclear power program.

Nuclear Policies 29 July 2015


IAEA team on visit to Ghana to assist new nuclear program

IAEA team on visit to Ghana to assist new nuclear program

International Atomic Energy Agency experts are on a working visit to Ghana to offer advice on the country's adoption of nuclear power.

Nuclear Policies 30 January 2015


Ghana coordinates nuclear planning activities

Ghana coordinates nuclear planning activities

Ghana is moving ahead with its plans to introduce nuclear energy into its energy mix. The government recently established an organization to coordinate the activities of all stakeholder institutions involved in the planning of the nuclear power plant project.

Nuclear Policies 17 May 2012