Nuclear Power


UAE launches start-up operations at first nuclear power plant

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates has begun start-up operations in the initial unit of its first nuclear power plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said on Saturday.

Philippines takes 'major step' toward using nuclear power

MANILA The Philippines has taken a big step towards tapping nuclear power, its energy minister said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte created an inter-agency panel to study the adoption of a national nuclear energy policy.

World, 29 Jul 2020

Ohio House speaker, 4 others charged in $60 million nuclear bailout bribery case

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, a Republican, and four other men tied to state politics were arrested on Tuesday in a $60 million federal bribery case stemming from a bill passed last year to bail out the state's nuclear power plants, a U.S. prosecutor said.

Business, 22 Jul 2020

Coronavirus 'cover-up' is China's Chernobyl - White House adviser

WASHINGTON A top White House official on Sunday likened China's handling of the coronavirus outbreak to the Soviet Union's cover-up of the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.

World, 25 May 2020

U.S. should keep Congress informed about nuclear talks with Saudis - GAO

WASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia, a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday.

World, 05 May 2020

Fires near Chernobyl pose 'no risk to human health', IAEA says

VIENNA Radiation from fires that have torn through forests around Ukraine's defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant poses "no risk to human health", the U.N. atomic agency said on Friday, based on data provided by Ukraine.

World, 25 Apr 2020

Fires near Chernobyl make Kiev air most polluted in world

KIEV Fires around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant and elsewhere pushed pollution levels in Ukraine's capital Kiev to the worst in the world on Friday, giving inhabitants another reason to stay indoors on top of the coronavirus lockdown. | Video

World, 17 Apr 2020

French utility EDF expects steep drop in domestic nuclear output to record low in 2020

PARIS French state-controlled utility EDF said on Thursday it expected a sharp drop in its domestic nuclear power output to a record low in 2020 as a result of the fall in business activity caused by the coronavirus crisis, knocking its shares.

Business, 16 Apr 2020

China says virus outbreak will not impact nuclear power plant construction

BEIJING The coronavirus outbreak will have no impact on the progress of nuclear power plant construction in China in the short term, and reactors already in operation have not been affected, a nuclear safety official said on Wednesday.

Business, 15 Apr 2020

Forest fire around Chernobyl plant put out, Ukraine says

KIEV A huge fire that tore through forests around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant has been put out, Ukrainian officials said on Tuesday, after hundreds of emergency workers used planes and helicopters to douse the flames. | Video

World, 14 Apr 2020