Nuclear Power


French regulator highlights safety risks at nuclear reactors globally

PARIS Safety levels at nuclear power plants globally are worrying, and although there are no immediate dangers, there are systemic risks that should be dealt with urgently, the head of French nuclear watchdog ASN, said on Monday.

Activists break into French nuclear site to highlight risks

PARIS Greenpeace activists broke through two security barriers and launched fireworks inside the grounds of a French nuclear plant on Thursday to highlight the vulnerability of the plants to attacks. | Video

World, 12 Oct 2017

Japan regulator grants safety approval to Tepco's first reactor restart since Fukushima

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Wednesday received an initial safety approval from Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to restart two reactors at the world's biggest nuclear power plant.

Japan, World, 04 Oct 2017

Exclusive - Blackstone, Apollo team up for Westinghouse bid: sources

Private equity firms Blackstone Group LP and Apollo Global Management LLC have teamed up to bid for the business of bankrupt U.S. nuclear power plant services firm Westinghouse Electric Co, people familiar with the matter said.

Budget 2017, Business, Deals, 28 Sep 2017

Analysis: In Japan, new party challenges Abe with populist slogans; but little policy gap

TOKYO A new political party led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is floating populist slogans such as ending nuclear power and freezing a sales tax hike ahead of a general election next month, but voters may find few other big policy gaps with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

World, 27 Sep 2017

Exclusive: U.S. agency claims huge hole in Westinghouse's pension plan

WILMINGTON, Del. Employees of U.S. nuclear power firm Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, which is bankrupt and reeling from a failed reactor project, got a nasty surprise recently: in the eyes of the U.S. government's pension insurer, its retirement plan has a massive shortfall.

Budget 2017, Business, 23 Sep 2017

Japan court rules Tepco liable over Fukushima - media

TOKYO A court in Japan on Friday ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to pay compensation to a group of former Fukushima residents, the second such ruling following the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, Japanese media reported.

World, Japan, 22 Sep 2017

Analysis: U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions

The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation's 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple of decades.

Budget 2017, Business, 20 Sep 2017

Additional inspectors sent to Florida's nuclear plants ahead of Irma - NRC

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Friday it has dispatched additional inspectors to the Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear plants in Florida in preparation for the effects of hurricane Irma on those sites.

World, 09 Sep 2017

Tepco shares rise after reports of possible nuclear restart approval

TOKYO Shares in Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, rose more than 3 percent on Thursday after media reports that it may get approval as early as next week to restart one of its other atomic plants.

Budget 2017, Business, 07 Sep 2017