Nuclear Power


N.Korea says to boost nuclear power to counter U.S. hostile policy


SEOUL - North Korea vowed on Saturday to boost its "nuclear power" to counter Washington's hostile policy, saying it had become apparent the United States aimed to invade the North under the guise of human rights abuses.

S.Korea cancer victims bring class action against nuclear operator

SEOUL - A group of South Korean thyroid cancer patients living near nuclear plants have filed the country's first class action suit against the operator, after an October court ruling in favour of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation and the cancer.   

World, 16 Dec 2014

Ukraine energy minister says "no threat" from accident at nuclear plant

KIEV - An accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in southeastern Ukraine poses no danger to health or the environment, energy authorities said on Wednesday, an assessment later corroborated by the French nuclear institute IRSN.

Top News, World, 03 Dec 2014

Fukushima workers still in murky labour contracts - Tepco survey

TOKYO - The number of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant on false contracts has increased in the last year, the station operator said, highlighting murky labour conditions at the site despite a pledge to improve the work environment.

World, Japan, 28 Nov 2014

S.Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built

SEOUL - South Korea said on Friday it will start to construct two new nuclear power plants in 2017 at the earliest and another two by 2022, making a total of 11 new nuclear plants planned by 2024.

World, 21 Nov 2014

Momentum builds for Japan PM to call early election

TOKYO - Officials from Japan's ruling coalition urged lawmakers on Tuesday to prepare for a possible early election, and a government source said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was likely to delay a tax hike that could derail a promised economic recovery.

World, Japan, 11 Nov 2014

Japan's Sendai nuclear plant wins regional approval for restart

TOKYO - Regional authorities in Japan on Friday approved the restart of the idled Sendai nuclear plant of Kyushu Electric Power Co, paving the way for a revival of the stalled industry more than three years after the Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 07 Nov 2014

Japan's wrecked nuclear plant removes first set of spent fuel rods

TOKYO - The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima atomic plant removed 400 tonnes of spent uranium fuel from a damaged reactor building, the first of four sets of used rods to be removed in a cleanup expected to last decades.

World, Japan, 05 Nov 2014

French nuclear plants in new mystery drone overflights - source

PARIS - Unidentified drones illegally overflew five French nuclear power plants overnight, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Saturday, in the latest of a series of unexplained incidents that have raised safety concerns.

World, 01 Nov 2014

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

PARIS - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF , its interior minister said on Thursday.

World, 30 Oct 2014