Nuclear Power

 

India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

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NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion (51.21 billion British pound) market while addressing Japan's concern about nuclear proliferation.

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India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip 27 Aug 2014

NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about doing business with a nuclear-armed country.

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South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group 15 Aug 2014

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety.

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Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan 29 Jul 2014

TOKYO - On the second anniversary of a scheme aimed at boosting Japan's renewable energy after the Fukushima crisis, its powerful industry ministry is taking steps critics say will choke off solar investment and pave the way for a return to nuclear power.

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Japan nuclear plant gets safety clearance, Abe hopes for restarts 16 Jul 2014

TOKYO - A nuclear plant in southern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle on Wednesday which could make it the first nuclear facility to restart under tough new safety regulations after the industry was idled by the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina 12 Jul 2014

BUENOS AIRES - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on a trip to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia's influence in Latin America.

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Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide 10 Jul 2014

YAMAKIYA Japan - A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Exclusive - Iran eases demands in Vienna nuclear talks: Western diplomats 03 Jul 2014

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment programme in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats said on Thursday.

Britain agrees deal to take control of German, Swedish plutonium 03 Jul 2014

LONDON - Britain on Thursday said it had reached a deal to take ownership of almost a tonne of foreign-owned plutonium now stored on British soil, as the government eyes turning spent nuclear waste into fuel for its next generation of nuclear plants.

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Exclusive - Iran eases demands for nuclear capacity at Vienna talks - Western diplomats 03 Jul 2014

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment programme in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on Thursday.