Nuclear Power

 

CORRECTED: Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart

(This May 19 story corrects distance conversion in seventh paragraph)

Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 20 May 2015

Handling radioactive waste at Fukushima plant could be improved - IAEA

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said the management of radioactive waste and contaminated water at Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could be improved despite good progress in cleaning up the site.

World, Japan, 15 May 2015

Handling radioactive waste at Fukushima plant could be improved - IAEA

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said the management of radioactive waste and contaminated water at Japan's tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could be improved despite "good progress" in cleaning up the site.

World, Japan, 14 May 2015

Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear reactor north of New York City

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby.

World, 10 May 2015

Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear reactor north of New York City

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby.

World, 10 May 2015

Forest fire threatens Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear zone

KIEV - Emergency services were battling on Tuesday to prevent Ukraine's largest forest fire since 1992 from spreading towards the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said.

World, 29 Apr 2015

Japanese government wants nuclear to be 20-22 pct of power mix

TOKYO - Japan should aim to make nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country's electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy making up slightly more, the industry ministry said on Tuesday.

World, Japan, 28 Apr 2015

Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy

SINGAPORE/TOKYO - One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialised nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after the Fukushima disaster, it's solar energy that is becoming the alternative.

Business, Japan, 26 Apr 2015

Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM's office in nuclear protest

TOKYO - A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister's office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 25 Apr 2015