Nuclear Power

 

China says to throw its weight behind firms expanding overseas

BEIJING - China is rolling out a series of measures to aid overseas expansion by firms across industries, especially nuclear power and railways, the cabinet said on Wednesday.

'We have a deal' - insurance may unlock India-U.S. atomic trade 26 Jan 2015

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centred on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability law.

'We have a deal' - insurance may unlock India-U.S. atomic trade 25 Jan 2015

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centred on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability law.

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Fukushima operator to miss deadline on decontaminating water 23 Jan 2015

TOKYO - The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said it would not be able to meet a self-imposed deadline to decontaminate water containing highly radioactive substances by the end of March.

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Prosecutors won't indict former Tepco execs over Fukushima 22 Jan 2015

TOKYO - Japanese prosecutors have stuck to their decision not to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) executives over their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but a rarely used citizen's panel could still force an indictment.

Fukushima worker dies after falling into water storage tank 20 Jan 2015

TOKYO - A worker at Japan's destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant died on Tuesday after falling inside a water storage tank, the latest in a spate of industrial accidents at the site of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, the world's worst since Chernobyl.

Public may share costs of Germany's nuclear afterlife 19 Jan 2015

FRANKFURT - Germany's biggest utilities have set aside tens of billions of euros to fund the country's exit from nuclear power from 2022, when the last reactor leaves the grid and the clear-up begins.

India, Pakistan border fighting intensifies before Obama visit 05 Jan 2015

SRINAGAR, India - Pakistan accused India of killing four civilians on the border of the two nuclear powers and India said one of its border guards was killed, heightening tensions before a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Ukraine denies radioactive leak on Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant 30 Dec 2014

KIEV - Ukrainian authorities denied on Tuesday a report in pro-Kremlin media that a radioactive leak had taken place at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant, Europe's largest.

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Low-risk 'worm' removed at hacked South Korea nuclear operator 30 Dec 2014

SEOUL - South Korean authorities have found evidence that a low-risk computer "worm" had been removed from devices connected to some nuclear plant control systems, but no harmful virus was found in reactor controls threatened by a hacker.