Nuclear Power

 

Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM's office in nuclear protest

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TOKYO - A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister's office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster.

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Japan government draft: nuclear to be 20-22 pct of power mix by 2030 - media 24 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Japan's government has proposed making nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country's electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy to account for slightly more, media reported on Friday.

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Costs for Germany's nuclear exit could rise to 70 billion euros 20 Apr 2015

BERLIN - The bill for shutting down Germany's nuclear power plants and building a safe disposal site for nuclear waste could rise to 70 billion euros (50.3 billion pounds), the head of a government commission told daily Frankfurter Rundschau in an interview

Poland's nuclear project pushed back at least another two years: sources 14 Apr 2015

WARSAW - Plans to build Poland's first nuclear power plant will be delayed by at least another two years, sources said, after the decision late last year by state-run utility PGE to take on site research itself and cancel a consultancy contract.

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Japan PM Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push 13 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Candidates backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push on with divisive policies to boost defence and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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Japan Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push 12 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Candidates backed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push through divisive policies to boost defence and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Japan's ruling party urges government to push for nuclear return 07 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Japan's ruling party on Tuesday urged the government to push for a return to nuclear power in deliberations on the best energy mix, which is likely to be opposed by a public wary about atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

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Radiation from Fukushima disaster newly detected off Canada's coast 06 Apr 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. - Radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday.

Russia denies seeking to buy political sway with Hungarian nuclear deal 31 Mar 2015

MOSCOW - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday Russia was not seeking to buy political influence in the European Union member state Hungary through a nuclear deal, defending Moscow's cooperation with Budapest as mutually beneficial.

Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis 27 Mar 2015

SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help.