Nuclear Power

 

Fukushima operator finds new source of radiation leak into sea

TOKYO - The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Tuesday it had found a pool of highly contaminated water on the roof of a plant building and that it had probably leaked into the sea through a gutter when it rained.

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Japan nuclear regulator advisers fear loss of its 'essential' independence 18 Feb 2015

TOKYO - International advisers to Japan's atomic regulator have raised concern a mandatory review of its performance could lead to a loss of independence for the body, which was set up in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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India seals nuclear energy pact with Sri Lanka, hopes to push back Chinese influence 16 Feb 2015

NEW DELHI - India sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka on Monday, its first breakthrough with the new government of the tiny Indian Ocean island where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years.

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U.S.-India nuclear 'breakthrough' could be finalised within year 03 Feb 2015

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON - A "breakthrough understanding" to open India's nuclear power sector to U.S. firms reached during President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi last month could be finalised this year, Indian officials say.

China says to throw its weight behind firms expanding overseas 28 Jan 2015

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.