Nuclear Power


'Nobody is not afraid': Chernobyl pilot recalls his fear 33 years ago


CHERNOBYL, Ukraine More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl's nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub recalls how he feared for his life. | Video

New tours, painful reminders in Lithuania after hit Chernobyl show

IGNALINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, LITHUANIA The success of a U.S. television series on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has made its filming locations in Lithuania an off-beat tourist attraction, but has also renewed the anger and helplessness felt by many of the Lithuanians forced to clean up the contamination.

World, 31 Jul 2019

Trump billionaire friend aimed to profit from Mideast nuclear deal - Democrats

WASHINGTON Tom Barrack, a billionaire friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, pursued a plan to buy Westinghouse Electric Corp even as he lobbied Trump to become a special envoy to promote the building by the firm of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia, said a congressional report released on Monday. | Video

Top News, World, 31 Jul 2019

Hot weather cuts French, German nuclear power output

PARIS/FRANKFURT Scorching temperatures across Europe coupled with prolonged dry weather has reduced French nuclear power generation by around 5.2 gigawatts (GW) or 8%, French power grid operator RTE's data showed on Thursday.

World, 25 Jul 2019

Abandoned Siberian factory could cause Chernobyl-style disaster, warns official

MOSCOW A Russian state official warned on Wednesday that an abandoned chemicals factory in Siberia could cause an environmental disaster akin to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident unless urgent action is taken to tackle it.

World, 24 Jul 2019

Japan's Tepco to decommission second Fukushima nuclear station

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power said on Wednesday it plans to decommission its Fukushima Daini nuclear station, located a few miles south of the bigger Fukushima Daiichi plant where three reactors melted down after an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

World, 24 Jul 2019

Ohio governor signs bill to save nuclear power plants

Ohio's governor signed a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors, according to analysts tracking the legislation.

World, 24 Jul 2019

Ohio Senate passes bill to save state's two nuclear power plants

The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state's two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation.

Business, 18 Jul 2019

Latest hot spell set to deepen drought pain in France

PARIS Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 administrative regions.

World, 17 Jul 2019

Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor that uses bomb-grade fuel

WASHINGTON Two people jumped a security fence at a GE Hitachi research reactor near San Francisco, the U.S. nuclear power regulator said on Thursday, raising concerns over a plant that is one of the few in the country that uses highly enriched uranium, a material that could be used to make an atomic bomb.

World, 12 Jul 2019