Nuclear Power


Preview: Legal or not? German utilities await landmark nuclear exit ruling


FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF Germany's highest court will rule next week on whether the country's decision to exit nuclear power was legal, helping to determine whether or not three power firms can pursue damage claims of up to 19 billion euros ($20.16 billion).

Bill for Japan's Fukushima cleanup to double to $201 billion - source

TOKYO Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 is likely to cost 22.6 trillion yen ($201 billion), slightly more than double a previous estimate, according to a source involved in government discussions on the issue.

World, Japan, 30 Nov 2016

Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.

World, 29 Nov 2016

Fukushima nuclear decommission, compensation costs to almost double - media

TOKYO Japan's trade ministry has almost doubled the estimated cost of compensation for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant to more than 20 trillion yen ($177.51 billion), the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.

World, Japan, 28 Nov 2016

Swiss reject quick exit from atomic power

ZURICH Swiss voted in a referendum on Sunday to reject a speedy exit from the nation's five nuclear power plants, as concerns over losing energy independence outweighed safety worries raised by the measure's proponents.

World, 27 Nov 2016

South Africa's proposed nuclear power plant unsafe - study

JOHANNESBURG South African power provider Eskom has proposed building a nuclear power station on a site that may be at risk of surge storms and tsunamis, a geological report suggests, but the state-owned utility disputes the findings.

World, 25 Nov 2016

Swiss nuclear exit vote raises prospect of more fossil fuels

ZURICH/FRANKFURT Switzerland votes in a referendum on Sunday on whether to make a speedy withdrawal from atomic energy production, a move that would reduce nuclear risks but raise reliance on fossil fuels from Germany or imported nuclear power from France.

World, 24 Nov 2016

Vietnam abandons plan for first nuclear power plants

HANOI Vietnam's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to abandon plans to build two multi-billion-dollar nuclear power plants with Russia and Japan, after officials cited lower demand forecasts, rising costs and safety concerns.

World, Japan, 22 Nov 2016

Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake near Fukushima disaster site

TOKYO A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. | Video

World, Japan, Top News, 22 Nov 2016

Japan to supply India with nuclear power equipment, technology

TOKYO Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear accord on Friday, opening the door for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with fuel, equipment and technology for nuclear power production, as India looks to atomic energy to sustain its rapid economic growth.

Top News, Business, Japan, 11 Nov 2016