Nuclear Power


UK Moorside nuclear project in doubt after Toshiba writedown


LONDON The future of Britain's new Moorside nuclear plant was thrown into doubt on Tuesday after Japan's Toshiba Corp, which is developing the project with France's Engie, said it planned to pull out of the construction work.

Fire at French nuclear power plant takes reactor off grid, operator says no associated nuclear risk

PARIS A fire caused an explosion at the Flamanville nuclear power plant in northwest France on Thursday, leading the operator EDF to take a reactor offline, but there was no risk to the reactor, EDF and a local official said on Thursday. | Video

Top News, World, 09 Feb 2017

Battered Toshiba seeks exit from UK, India in nuclear retreat - sources

LONDON/TOKYO Toshiba Corp plans to withdraw from its lead role in projects to build nuclear plants in Britain and India, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, marking a retreat as it wrestles with an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown.

Tepco spots possible nuclear fuel debris at Japan's Fukushima reactor

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, said on Monday it may have found nuclear fuel debris below the damaged No. 2 reactor, one of three that had meltdowns in the 2011 disaster.

World, Japan, 30 Jan 2017

Toshiba chair ready to resign over Westinghouse writedowns - Nikkei

TOKYO Toshiba Corp Chairman Shigenori Shiga is ready to step down to take responsibility for the huge writedowns looming over the Japanese group's U.S. nuclear power unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Budget 2017, Business, Japan, 28 Jan 2017

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.

World, Japan, 17 Jan 2017

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, Budget 2017, 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, Budget 2017, 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.

Budget 2017, 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