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High-enriched uranium returned from Ghana

Regulation and Safety

30 August 2017

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.

Ghanaian research reactor now set to run on LEU

Regulation and Safety

20 July 2017

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.

West African states prepare MOU on nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

29 July 2015

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.

Ghanaian reactor at full power after fuel conversion

Regulation and Safety

11 August 2017

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.

IAEA offers support to Ghana

New Nuclear

21 March 2016

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.

Ghana coordinates nuclear planning activities

Nuclear Policies

17 May 2012

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.