Nuclear Power


India, UAE plan infrastructure fund, defence and tech ties


DUBAI - India and the United Arab Emirates will set up a multi-billion dollar fund to invest in Indian infrastructure projects and cooperate in producing military equipment, space technology and nuclear energy, officials said on Monday.

Japan nuclear utility says no special precautions over volcano

TOKYO - Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power said on Monday that it was monitoring activity at a volcano near its Sendai nuclear plant, but did not need to take any special precautions after authorities warned of the risk of a larger-than-usual eruption.

World, Japan, 17 Aug 2015

Fukushima operator's mounting legal woes to fuel nuclear opposition

IWAKI, Japan - Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator.

World, Japan, 17 Aug 2015

South African nuclear power plan stirs fears of secrecy and graft

JOHANNESBURG - Fears are growing in South Africa that agreements to build nuclear power plants that could be the most expensive procurement in the country's history will be made behind closed doors, without the necessary public scrutiny.

World, 14 Aug 2015

Japan restarts reactor in test of Abe's nuclear policy

TOKYO/SATSUMASENDAI - Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public that the industry is now safe. | Video

World, Japan, 11 Aug 2015

Japan PM Abe's support slips, majority oppose nuclear restart

TOKYO - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has slipped to just over 30 percent and a majority oppose the planned restart of a nuclear reactor that went offline after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a poll by the Mainichi newspaper showed on Monday.

World, Japan, 10 Aug 2015

Japan's nuclear regulator says no repeat of Fukushima under new safety rules - media

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator said an accident on the scale of the 2011 Fukushima disaster would not occur under new safety rules imposed on reactors such as Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai No.1, set to be the first to restart since Fukushima, Japan's Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday.

World, Japan, 08 Aug 2015

Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe’s view of war

FUKUSHIMA CITY, Japan - When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticising the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.

World, Japan, 04 Aug 2015

Tokyo Electric execs to be charged over Fukushima nuclear disaster

TOKYO - A Japanese civilian judiciary panel on Friday forced prosecutors to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives for failing to take measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

World, Japan, 31 Jul 2015

Brazil nuclear leader's arrest may stymie its atomic ambitions

RIO DE JANEIRO - The arrest of the longtime head of Brazil's nuclear energy utility on corruption charges could disrupt a plan to revive Brazilian nuclear ambitions whose roots go back to its atomic-bomb program in the 1980s.

World, 30 Jul 2015