Egypt

Discovering Estonia: Sillamae and the old nuclear plant

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The first time I heard about Sillamae I was at Tallinn bus station on my way for getting into the night bus to Latvia. An old Russsian-speaking man approached me for a cigarette and started with a story that, a bit because the enormous amount of alcohol he must have drunk before coming to me and a lot because of my inability of decoding that beautiful language Russian is, I did not really get.
I was almost just arrived here in Estonia and, my fault, I have to admit that, at that time, I even ignored the existence of such a place.

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Russia and Egypt sign nuclear energy pact

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

NOVO-OGARYOVO: Russia and Egypt signed an agreement on Tuesday paving the way for Russian firms to bid for lucrative contracts to build nuclear power plants in Egypt.

The nuclear energy deal was signed after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak met near the Russian capital for talks, which also covered Moscow’s plan to host a Middle East peace conference.

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Egypt Seeks International Bids for Atomic Plants, Al-Ahram Says

Friday, February 15, 2008

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt will invite international bids next week for the design and supervision of nuclear power plants, Al-Ahram reported, citing Electricity and Energy Minister Hassan Younes.

The winner will advise on design and safety procedures, the state-run newspaper said, citing Younes.

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Egypt names site of first nuclear reactor

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jan 10, 2008

CAIRO (AFP) — Egypt's first nuclear reactor will be built at Dabba on the Mediterranean coast west of the main port of Alexandria, Electricity and Power Minister Hassan Younis said on Thursday.

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Egypt's nuclear plant 'online in 10 years'

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

CAIRO, Nov.

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Lost source causing a radiological accident at Meet Halfa, Egypt

On Monday, 26 of June 2000 the authorities in Egypt were faced with a radiological accident in Meet Halfa, a village of El-Qualuobia Governorate, 20 km from Cairo. The accident resulting from a lost Ir-192, 40 Ci source found its way to one of the village houses. The accident resulted in two deaths and other two severely affected. The team from the Atomic Energy Authority and Ministry of Defence succeeded in locating the source and the source was handled remotely and sent to the special storage area of the Atomic Energy Authority.
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