Nuclear Power


South African court rules nuclear plan unlawful, must be set aside

CAPE TOWN South Africa's controversial push to build a fleet of new nuclear plants suffered a setback on Wednesday after the High Court set aside the procurement process and a pre-agreement with Russia.

Japan reconstruction minister quits after inappropriate comment on disaster zone

TOKYO The Japanese cabinet minister overseeing reconstruction of areas devastated by the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster resigned on Wednesday after saying it was better the disaster struck the northeastern region instead of Tokyo.

World, Japan, 26 Apr 2017

France to close its oldest nuclear plant by April 2020

PARIS France's oldest nuclear power reactor will stop electricity production by April 2020, once a new generation EPR reactor in Flamanville is operational, according to a government decree issued on Sunday.

Top News, World, 09 Apr 2017

EDF reprieves Fessenheim nuclear plant, in setback to government

PARIS The board of French state-controlled utility EDF on Thursday chose not to vote on a motion that could have closed its aging Fessenheim nuclear plant for good, meaning a 2012 election pledge by President Francois Hollande will not be met.

World, 07 Apr 2017

Toshiba fired Westinghouse chairman two days before bankruptcy filing

TOKYO Toshiba Corp sacked Westinghouse Electric Co's chairman two days before the U.S. nuclear engineering subsidiary filed for bankruptcy protection last week, as the Japanese firm tries to draw a line under the travails of a business that has cost it billions of dollars.

Budget 2017, Business, Japan, 05 Apr 2017

EXCLUSIVE - Westinghouse's clients gear up for bankruptcy fight: sources

The U.S. utilities that are clients of Toshiba Corp's nuclear power plant construction subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, have hired advisers to prepare for its potential bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the matter.

Top News, Budget 2017, Business, 23 Mar 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Toshiba's Westinghouse seeks U.S. bankruptcy financing - sources

Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the nuclear power plant developer owned by Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp, is taking offers for a financing package to help it go through U.S. bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Budget 2017, Business, Japan, 21 Mar 2017

Japan court rules government liable over Fukushima - media

TOKYO A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has ruled the state has liability, Japanese media reported.

Top News, World, 17 Mar 2017

FACTBOX - Life after memory chips: what's in the New Toshiba?

SINGAPORE Japan's Toshiba Corp, presenting its plan to sustain the firm after a $6.3 billion writedown, identified a "Rebuilt Toshiba" as a maker of components and machinery that will exclude its once-core memory chips arm and problematic nuclear power business.

Budget 2017, Business, Tech, Japan, 14 Mar 2017

Wild boars offer challenge for homecomers in radiation-hit Fukushima

NAMIE, Fukushima Beyond radiation risks, an unexpected nuisance looms for Japanese returning to towns vacated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis six years ago - wild boars. | Video

World, Japan, 09 Mar 2017