Nuclear Power


Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis

SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help.

Japan inches closer to final approval for nuclear reactor restart

TOKYO - A reactor in southwestern Japan cleared another regulatory hurdle on Wednesday, another small step in Japan's return to nuclear power after all units were shut down for stringent safety checks following the 2011 Fukushima atomic disaster.

World, Japan, 18 Mar 2015

Corrected - Japan utilities set to scrap five ageing nuclear reactors

(Corrects day of decommissioning announcement to Wednesday, not Thursday, in the seventh paragraph)

World, Japan, 17 Mar 2015

Kerry says it is possible to reach an interim deal with Iran

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday he hoped "in the next days" it would be possible to reach an interim deal with Iran if Tehran can show that its nuclear power program is for peaceful purposes only.

World, Top News 15 Mar 2015

Jeb Bush used personal email to discuss security issues - Wash Post

WASHINGTON - Likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush used his personal email while governor of Florida to discuss troop deployments, nuclear plant protection and other such matters, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

World, 15 Mar 2015

Kerry says unclear whether interim Iran deal within reach

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - On the eve of fresh talks with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was unclear whether an interim agreement over its nuclear power program was within reach.

World, 14 Mar 2015

Japan PM vows new five-year plan to rebuild from 2011 disaster

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday vowed to draw up a new-five year plan to speed rebuilding from a massive 2011 tsunami and the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl that have left thousands still homeless.

World, Japan, 10 Mar 2015

China approves first nuclear project since Fukushima

REUTERS - China has given the go-ahead for the launch of a major domestic nuclear power project, marking the first such approval since a temporary freeze on new construction following Japan's Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 10 Mar 2015

"Made in China" nuclear reactors a tough sell in global market

HONG KONG/BEIJING - As China signs global deals to export its nuclear power technology, it faces a huge obstacle: it still needs to show it can build and safely operate these reactors at home.

World, Business, 06 Mar 2015

French police to hunt operators of mystery Paris drones

PARIS - French police will track down and arrest the operators of drone aircraft seen flying illegally on several nights over sensitive sites in Paris and above nuclear power plants, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 04 Mar 2015