Nuclear Power


EXCLUSIVE - Westinghouse's clients gear up for bankruptcy fight: sources


The U.S. utilities that are clients of Toshiba Corp's nuclear power plant construction subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, have hired advisers to prepare for its potential bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the matter.

EXCLUSIVE: Toshiba's Westinghouse seeks U.S. bankruptcy financing - sources

Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the nuclear power plant developer owned by Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp, is taking offers for a financing package to help it go through U.S. bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Budget 2017, Business, Japan, 21 Mar 2017

Japan court rules government liable over Fukushima - media

TOKYO A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has ruled the state has liability, Japanese media reported.

Top News, World, 17 Mar 2017

FACTBOX - Life after memory chips: what's in the New Toshiba?

SINGAPORE Japan's Toshiba Corp, presenting its plan to sustain the firm after a $6.3 billion writedown, identified a "Rebuilt Toshiba" as a maker of components and machinery that will exclude its once-core memory chips arm and problematic nuclear power business.

Budget 2017, Business, Tech, Japan, 14 Mar 2017

Wild boars offer challenge for homecomers in radiation-hit Fukushima

NAMIE, Fukushima Beyond radiation risks, an unexpected nuisance looms for Japanese returning to towns vacated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis six years ago - wild boars. | Video

World, Japan, 09 Mar 2017

Jailhouse shock - Taiwan prison aims to jump-start island's solar power dream

PINGTUNG, Taiwan On Pingtung jail's sunlit roof, prisoner no. 24 has a view of a brighter future. Ex-cop Chen, serving time for bribery, is learning how to install solar panels in a programme that's part of Taiwan's shimmering vision of a future without nuclear power.

World, 08 Mar 2017

China nuclear power executive calls for faster sector growth - China Daily

SHANGHAI A senior Chinese nuclear power executive has said the country needs to accelerate the construction of new nuclear power plants if it is to meet targets to boost its use of nuclear energy, lower pollution and cut reliance on traditional fuel sources.

World, 07 Mar 2017

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.

Budget 2017, Business, Japan, 14 Feb 2017

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.