Nuclear Power

 

GDF Suez loses legal case on 1 billion euros in Belgian nuclear tax

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BRUSSELS - French utility GDF Suez's Belgian subsidiary said a Brussels court had ruled in favour of the government in a case over about 1 billion euros (832.6 million pounds) in taxes levied on its profits from generating nuclear power.

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In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start 14 Apr 2014

SATSUMASENDAI, Japan - On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

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In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start 13 Apr 2014

SATSUMASENDAI, Japan - On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

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Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power 11 Apr 2014

TOKYO - Japan's cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power 11 Apr 2014

TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power 11 Apr 2014

TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a new energy policy, reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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As Japan weighs energy options, costs mount for idled reactors 08 Apr 2014

TOKYO - Since March 2011, Japan's government has focused on the cost of cleaning up after Fukushima, the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Now, the bill is coming due for another unbudgeted consequence of that disaster - shutting down the nation's 48 remaining nuclear reactors for costly safety reviews that could see many of them mothballed.

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Time running out to meet global warming target - U.N. report 06 Apr 2014

OSLO - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows.

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Fukushima meltdown unlikely to lead to large number of cancers - U.N. scientists 02 Apr 2014

VIENNA - Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown in March 2011 is unlikely to lead to a large number of people developing thyroid and other cancers like after Chernobyl in 1986, U.N. scientists said on Wednesday.

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Insight - Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors 02 Apr 2014

TOKYO - Three years after the Fukushima disaster prompted the closure of all Japan's nuclear reactors, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving to revive nuclear power as a core part of the energy mix, but many of those idled reactors will never come back online.