The Group founders

31 Oct

Hi everyone.Hope all of this blog followers enjoy seeing this pics


Award for nuclear plant as early as 2014

26 Oct

If the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) is to be followed to a tee, the contract for Malaysia’s first-ever nuclear power plant will be awarded as early as 2014.


malaysia and nuclear reactor and technologyThis is in order to ensure that the twin unit power plant begins operations in 2021.
According to the ETP timeline, which is “still under development”, all studies will be completed by the end of next year, while planning will be concluded by the start of 2013.
However, procurement work will start midway into 2012, while construction in earnest will begin in 2017.
The project is expected to cost RM21.3 billion of investment up to 2020, although it is unclear if the government will foot the whole bill.
Interestingly, the plan, which details out timelines for project work including site safety analysis and developing regulation, does not state the duration allocated for public engagement and acceptance.
This is despite stating it as the first step in “four critical path items (which) must be addressed with highest priority”.
The four critical path items are:
  • Public acceptance of the project
  • Ratification of relevant international treaties
  • Developing correct regulatory framework
  • Approvals for plan sites, including from local populace.
The Nuclear Power Development Steering Committee, headed by the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry, was set up in July 2009 and has been mandated to plan and coordinate the project.
NONEThe committee is tasked to conduct studies to aid the preparation of an infrastructure plan, expected to be ready by 2013. 

According to the ETP roadmap, site selection study and pre-feasibility study are also expected to be completed by then.

The nuclear project will be spearheaded by national energy giant TNB, which had recently expressed that it is ready to do so. 

More big hydro for Sarawak?

azlanCommenting on this at the ETP roadmap launch yesterday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Idris Jala said that nuclear is only one of several renewable energy sources explored.
“Discussions will take place (about nuclear). There will be no shortcuts, safety is paramount,” he said.
Among the other sources of renewable energy noted in the roadmap are five more hydroelectric dams, like Bakun, in Sarawak.
While hydroelectric power is touted as green energy by some, environmentalists refute this claim due to the severe damage that big hydroelectric dams cause to the eco-system.
The Bakun hydroelectric dam, for example, has caused tremendous loss of rainforest, while badly planned relocation efforts of about 10,000 indigenous people have left problems still unresolved.


26 Oct

Hi guys it is almost the ending of the semester, here today I would like to tell more about the knowledge we gain all this while. At first as student I was very interested in knowing more about nuclear in Malaysia.  This opportunity came by when UNITEN introduced the subject called Introduction to Nuclear Technology (MEHB513) . After 4 longs months studying about the types of nuclear where its located all over the world and its important towards the country have made up our mind that generating using nuclear power for electricity is so much greener compared to other means of fuel. The lectures who have taught us for this Mr AZLAN, Mr Azrudi, Mr Syamsul have been very beneficial as there have the right knowledge about nuclear development in Malaysia. As for Mr Azrudi and Mr Syamsul both of them are attached with the Nuclear Unit of TNB. This team is responsible in studying the feasibility of building a nuclear power plant in Malaysia and gives the public the knowledge on the safety aspects too. Not forgetting out beloved coordinator Mr Syukri who has been a very kind person in handling the course, while fasting months providing us food to break the fast. He also been in charge of providing us information’s about the latest plans and scheduled which need to be done and finished.

As what we see from the comments we are getting lately, the number of comments keep growing and this made us more active in updating the blog too. As most of our group members are first time bloggers we had some problems to at the initial stage in handling this blog but this has given us a good experience in give feedback to the comments. Thanks to all the public who are very interested in the country Nuclear program. So continue to give your comments as we will be updating this blog after our semester endssss toooo.




Nuclear energy is the cleanest, greenest electricity…

25 Oct

Hii everyone…p

Today we like to share with you guys is that nuclear energy is cleanest and greenest….the answer is YES!!, What is greenest? Green electricity’ is electricity produced from sources which do not cause impacts upon the environment. The cleanest energy sources are those which utilize the natural energy flows of the Earth. Green energy produced in a manner that has less of a negative impact to the environment than energy sources like fossil fuels, which are often produced with harmful side effects.

It is unlikely that we can meet our aggressive climate goals if we eliminate nuclear power as an option.” When it comes to the generation of base load electricity – the 80 per cent of electricity that must be available around the clock to power refrigerators, washing machines, plasma televisions, computers, traffic lights, air conditioners and so on – the options include coal, gas, oil, hydroelectricity and nuclear energy. If fossil fuels are excluded because they are dirty and the risks to hydroelectricity from water scarcity are considered, then the only available clean option for base load electricity is nuclear power. Nuclear energy, that is considered a green energy source because of its lower waste output relative to energy sources such as coal or oil.

We believe nuclear power is one part of the solution to climate change, given that it emits no greenhouse gases. In addition, our industry supports increasing nuclear power’s ability to generate electricity because of the current trend in which more and more natural gas is being used for that purpose. Because it is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, more and more electricity generators are turning to natural gas as a way to comply with increasingly stringent environmental standards. Unfortunately, as demand for natural gas in this market increases, so does its price, which makes it more expensive for the residential and commercial customers that natural gas utilities primarily serve. That is why our industry supports the availability of a variety of supply sources for electricity generation, including more nuclear power.

Nowadays, world will need additional electricity supply going forward, and nuclear energy is a proven technology that provides large amounts of electricity supply additions without associated carbon emissions.


20 Oct

Hi again all the followers of this blog.I am quite sure all of you guys cant wait to see my next interesting post.Ok without futher delay lets read my new post with the tittle E=mc^2.(E= energy, m=mass, c=speed of light)

Well i am quite sure almost everyone knows who created this famous formula which is no other than the famous Albert Einstien.But not many know what is the use of this formula.Well this formula is one of  the most important formula in nuclear energy.Well this formula is to measure the energy content inside the uranium atoms.By using this formula Meitner and her nephew, physicist Otto Frisch did an experiment based on this formula with uraniums and found out that spllinting of uranium or better known as fission has happen.

    This spilting of uranium which has caused nuclear energy to appear.This formula might be tough very dangerous as several countries has used it to develop atomics bomb but there and also several countries in the world has used this fission method to develop enerrgy source for generating electricity.Many might think this fission is done to create atomic bomb but wait!!!!lets see almost all the countries in the world has agreement not to develop nuclear weapons with the UNITED NATIONS and only several countries such as India,Israel,North Korea,Pakistan and Iran did not sign the agreement.

   So this formula has bring lots of good to the nuclear energy industry.


20 Oct

hie everyone thanks for your support towards our Nuclear Blog it seems to be getting overwhelming support from the public. Today i will be going in to another great topic about nuclear safety and how the reactor building of a nuclear power plant is protected. In a typical Nuclear Reactor building we have the five walls of protection. Most of this plant are build very rigid to withstand earthquake , natural disaster and even terrorist attacks . We the this kind of extra protection provided by the Nuclear plant we can say it’s more safe compared to the other buildings.

To achieve optimum safety, nuclear plants in the western world operate using a ‘defense-in-depth’ approach, with multiple safety systems supplementing the natural features of the reactor core. Key aspects of the approach are:

  • high-quality design & construction,
  • equipment which prevents operational disturbances or human failures and errors developing into problems,
  • comprehensive monitoring and regular testing to detect equipment or operator failures,
  • redundant and diverse systems to control damage to the fuel and prevent significant radioactive releases,
  • provision to confine the effects of severe fuel damage (or any other problem) to the plant itself.

Now lets us compare the accidents which happens in other source of energy compared to NUuclear . Three simple sets of figures are quoted in the Tables below.

Fuel Immediate fatalities
Who? Normalised to deaths
per TWy* electricity
Coal 6400 workers 342
Natural gas 1200 workers & public 85
Hydro 4000 public 883
Nuclear 31 workers 8

Sources: Sources: Ball, Roberts & Simpson, 1994; Hirschberg et al, Paul Scherrer Institut 1996, in: IAEA 1997; Paul Scherrer Institut, 2001.

Waste Disposal

18 Oct

Hi again everybody. Welcome to the blog again..Today we had a great talk on waste disposal for nuclear power plant.

There two types of waste disposal which is Short Lived Low Level & Intermediate Level Waste (LILW-SL) and High Level Waste, Spent Fuel and Long Lived Waste (HLW and LILW-LL).

Radioactive waste generated in nuclear power stations includes low-level radioactive gaseous, liquid, and solid waste. For radioactive gaseous and some liquid, the waste will discharge into air or sea when the safety confirmation has been confirmed. The remainder of the liquid wastes and solid wastes are treated, sealed into drums, and then stored under strict conditions in a storage building on-site.

So did you notice that nuclear power is the only energy industry which takes full responsibility for all its wastes, and costs this into the final product….it’s safe energy management….together we go for green technology!!

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