Nuclear Power


Thousands of Fukushima evacuees face hardship as subsidies to be slashed


TOKYO Nearly six years after Noriko Matsumoto and her children fled Japan's Fukushima region, fearing for their health after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, they confront a new potential hardship - the slashing of vital housing subsidies.

Tepco to name underwriters this month for landmark bond sale - DealWatch

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power Co will select underwriters this month for its first bond sale since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster, people close to the deal told Thomson Reuters DealWatch.

World, Business, 06 Jan 2017

Toshiba flags hit of 'billions of dollars' on U.S. nuclear acquisition

TOKYO Toshiba Corp said it may have to book several billion dollars in charges related to a U.S. nuclear power acquisition, a shock warning that sent its stock tumbling 12 percent and rekindled concerns about its accounting acumen.

Tech, Business, 27 Dec 2016

Exclusive: Tepco, investors discussing first bond sale since Fukushima - sources

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) is gauging demand for its first bond offering since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear calamity, with some market participants expecting a sale as early as February, people familiar with the plans said.

Business, 27 Dec 2016

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).

World, 01 Dec 2016

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