Nuclear Power


Japan election key to world's biggest nuclear plant and Abe's energy policy


NIIGATA, Japan A regional election north of Tokyo between candidates most Japanese have never heard of may decide the fate of the world's biggest nuclear plant and mark a turning point for an industry all but shut down after the Fukushima disaster.

IAEA chief: Nuclear power plant was disrupted by cyber attack

BERLIN A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, and there is a serious threat of militant attacks on such plants, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

Tech, World, Cyber Crime 10 Oct 2016

Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States

MOSCOW Russia further curtailed its cooperation with the United States in nuclear energy on Wednesday, suspending a research agreement and terminating one on uranium conversion, two days after the Kremlin shelved a plutonium pact with Washington.

World, 06 Oct 2016

World Court rejects Marshall Islands suit seeking nuclear disarmament

AMSTERDAM The International Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected suits filed by the tiny Marshall Islands against the world's nuclear powers that sought to force them to do more to disarm.

Top News, World, 05 Oct 2016

Russian nuclear firm Rosatom eyes Chilean lithium

SANTIAGO Russian state nuclear power plant giant Rosatom sent lobbyists to meet with the Chilean government and discuss "collaboration in possible lithium projects," a government website revealed at the weekend.

World, 02 Oct 2016

Hinkley Point a boost to UK steel, but not a game changer

LONDON UK steelmakers are likely to win deals to supply the 18 billion pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, although that may not be enough to bolster Britain's troubled steel sector, industry experts say.

Business, 23 Sep 2016

UK approves Chinese-backed nuclear plant, sets tighter controls

LONDON Britain gave the go-ahead for a $24 billion nuclear power plant on Thursday, ending weeks of uncertainty that had strained ties with China, which will help pay for it, and France, which will build it. | Video

World, Business 15 Sep 2016

EDF's hands tied tighter by UK's golden share in Hinkley Point

LONDON Heavily indebted French utility EDF had its hands tied tighter on Thursday as it accepted the British government's demand for an effective 'golden share' in its $24 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project in England.

Business, World 15 Sep 2016

South Korea's biggest earthquake triggers nuclear safety concerns

SEOUL Two earthquakes that jolted South Korea on Monday night, including the largest ever recorded in the country, prompted concerns about the safety of nuclear plants clustered in the quake-prone southeast.

World, 13 Sep 2016

North Korea says sanctions push after nuclear test 'laughable'

TOKYO/SEOUL North Korea said on Sunday a push for further sanctions following its fifth and biggest nuclear test was "laughable", and vowed to continue to strengthen its nuclear power. | Video

Top News, World, 11 Sep 2016