Nuclear Power

 

S.Africa signs 9.6 GW nuclear power deal with Russia

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa signed a $10 billion nuclear power cooperation deal with Russia on Monday that paves the way for the building of up to 9.6 GW of nuclear power based on Russian technology by 2030, both sides said.

Developing world revives nuclear power prospects, but yet to commit

LONDON - Developing nations are leading a revival of interest in nuclear power, say atomic plant builders, but orders remain elusive as more safety features post-Fukushima have inflated investment costs.

World, 18 Sep 2014

Late Fukushima manager flagged risks of Japan's big nuclear plants

TOKYO - The late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world's biggest nuclear power station.

World, Japan, 11 Sep 2014

Japanese regulator approves restart of first nuclear reactors

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster and which may involve the definitive closure of a dozen old plants.

World, Japan, 10 Sep 2014

Japan may push for closure of ageing reactors - Nikkei

TOKYO - Japan will push nuclear operators to draft plans to deal witholder reactors, including the option of scrapping those that are too old or too costly to refurbish to new standards imposed after the Fukushima disaster, the Nikkei reported on Friday.

World, Japan, 05 Sep 2014

Fukushima operator to compensate victim in suicide law suit, won't appeal

TOKYO - The operator of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Friday it won't appeal against a court ruling that it was responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster, adding it would pay $465,400 in compensation.

World, 05 Sep 2014

Fukushima fallout: Resentment grows in nearby Japanese city

IWAKI Japan - Like many of her neighbours, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three and a half years ago.

World, 31 Aug 2014

Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about nuclear proliferation.

Top News, Business, Japan, 28 Aug 2014

Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country.

Business, Top News, Japan, 28 Aug 2014

Fukushima court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit

FUKUSHIMA Japan - A Japanese court has ruled that Fukushima nuclear operator Tokyo Electric was responsible for a woman's suicide after the March 2011 disaster and must pay compensation, in a landmark ruling that could set a precedent for other claims against the utility.

World, Japan, 26 Aug 2014