Nuclear Power


U.S. and partners form international alliance to push nuclear power


COPENHAGEN The United States is leading an initiative with several other governments to promote nuclear power and encourage investment in new nuclear technologies.

In power hungry Philippines, some advocate a nuclear revival

MORONG, Philippines/MANILA Filipino Wilfredo Torres was hired as a technician for Southeast Asia's only nuclear power plant in the 1980s, but has spent the past decade giving guided tours at the never-used facility.

South Asia, World, 23 May 2018

Russia's first sea-borne nuclear power plant arrives in Arctic

MOSCOW Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska.

World, 21 May 2018

China to help Uganda build nuclear power plants

KAMPALA China will help Uganda build and operate nuclear power plants under a deal signed last week.

World, 17 May 2018

Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checks

LONDON A reactor at EDF Energy's Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will remain offline for additional safety checks after cracks were found in its core, Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said.

World, 03 May 2018

Still flying at 86: Ukrainian pilot who survived Chernobyl disaster

KIEV Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub could barely move under the weight of a lead vest meant to protect him from radiation as he prepared for his first flight over the Chernobyl reactor after the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986.

World, 25 Apr 2018

Governor of Japan's Niigata resigns to avoid 'turmoil' over magazine article

TOKYO The governor of Japan's Niigata prefecture, home to the world's largest nuclear power plant, resigned on Wednesday, saying he hoped to avoid political turmoil over an impending magazine article about his relations with women.

World, Japan, 18 Apr 2018

Erdogan, Putin mark start of work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant

ANKARA The leaders of Turkey and Russia marked the official start of work to build Turkey's first nuclear power station on Tuesday, launching construction of the $20 billion Akkuyu plant in the southern province of Mersin. | Video

World, 04 Apr 2018

Saudi Arabia has options if U.S. walks from nuclear power deal: minister

WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia has international partners it can work with if the United States walks away from a potential deal on nuclear power technology over concerns about nuclear proliferation, Khalid al-Falih, the kingdom's energy minister, said in an interview on Thursday.

Business, World, 23 Mar 2018

U.S. lawmakers launch bill bolstering nuclear proliferation safeguards

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to ensure that countries striking deals with Washington on sharing nuclear power technology abandon fuel-making activities that could be altered to make material for nuclear weapons.

World, 22 Mar 2018