Nuclear Power


Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 billion


TOKYO - Japan on Tuesday approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to 7.07 trillion yen ($57.18 billion), as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster.

Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal 21 Jul 2015

RIYADH - One likely Saudi Arabian response to the deal its biggest enemy Iran has struck with world powers is to accelerate its own nuclear power plans, creating an atomic infrastructure it could, one day, seek to weaponise.


Schneider Electric takes control of UK software firm Aveva 20 Jul 2015

LONDON - France's Schneider Electric is combining its software operations with Britain's Aveva to create a business active in sectors ranging from nuclear power to pharmaceuticals and less reliant on oil and gas markets.

Chattanooga shooting suspect worked 10 days at Ohio nuclear plant 18 Jul 2015

CLEVELAND - The suspected gunman in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting that killed four Marines was hired as an engineer at an Ohio nuclear plant and spent 10 days there before he was let go, a spokesman for the company that owns the plant said on Friday.

Japan nuclear watchdog says safety culture not good enough after documents falsified 15 Jul 2015

TOKYO - Japan's atomic regulator on Wednesday said falsified documents at Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc related to radioactive waste showed the country's nuclear industry still lags on safety more than four years after the Fukushima plant meltdown.


Austria files lawsuit against EU Commission over UK nuclear plant 06 Jul 2015

VIENNA - Austria launched legal action on Monday against the European Commission over its backing of British plans for the 16 billion pound development of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, Chancellor Werner Faymann said.

Greenpeace, German utilities launch suit against UK nuclear plant 02 Jul 2015

BERLIN - Greenpeace and nine German and Austrian utilities selling renewable energy said on Thursday they are launching legal action against state aid for a new British nuclear power plant, which was approved by the European Commission.


EDF's Areva deal to shake up UK Hinkley Point ownership 30 Jun 2015

LONDON - Plans for French utility EDF to buy Areva's nuclear business will mean a shake-up in the shareholder structure of Britain's first new nuclear plant to be built in a generation, an official at EDF's British subsidiary said.

Moment of truth nears for nuclear waste time bomb 19 Jun 2015

FRANKFURT - More than half a century after the world's first commercial nuclear plant went into operation in the United States, the industry may finally be nearing a way to store radioactive waste underground permanently.


Saudi Arabia, Russia sign nuclear power cooperation deal 19 Jun 2015

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate on nuclear energy development, a Saudi government body in charge of such projects said.