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Nuclear Power

 

Thousands of Fukushima evacuees face hardship as subsidies to be slashed

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TOKYO Nearly six years after Noriko Matsumoto and her children fled Japan's Fukushima region, fearing for their health after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, they confront a new potential hardship - the slashing of vital housing subsidies.

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Exclusive - Tepco, investors discussing first bond sale since Fukushima -sources 27 Dec 2016

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) is gauging demand for its first bond offering since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear calamity, with some market participants expecting a sale as early as February, people familiar with the plans said.

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South Korea says minister, British counterpart discussed nuclear power cooperation 16 Dec 2016

SEOUL South Korea's energy minister Joo Hyung-hwan discussed cooperation on British nuclear energy projects in a meeting in London on Thursday with Britain's business minister Greg Clark, South Korea's energy ministry said in a statement.

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Japan nearly doubles Fukushima disaster-related cost to $188 billion 09 Dec 2016

TOKYO Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said on Friday it has nearly doubled its projections for costs related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including decommissioning and compensation, to 21.5 trillion yen (149.65 billion pounds).

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Japan to increase loan to Fukushima operator Tepco to $123 billion -source 08 Dec 2016

TOKYO Japan will increase an interest-free loan to the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power , by more than a third to 14 trillion yen (97.30 billion pounds)a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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German utilities set for compensation after court win on nuclear 06 Dec 2016

KARLSRUHE/FRANKFURT Germany's highest court ruled on Tuesday that hastening the shutdown of nuclear plants after Japan's Fukushima disaster violated some of the property rights of utility companies, allowing them to seek limited damages.

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Bill for Japan's Fukushima cleanup to double to $201 billion - source 30 Nov 2016

TOKYO Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 is likely to cost 22.6 trillion yen ($201 billion), slightly more than double a previous estimate, according to a source involved in government discussions on the issue.

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Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a century 29 Nov 2016

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.

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Fukushima nuclear decommission, compensation costs to almost double - media 28 Nov 2016

TOKYO Japan's trade ministry has almost doubled the estimated cost of compensation for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant to more than 20 trillion yen (142 billion pounds), the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday. | Video

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Swiss reject quick exit from atomic power 27 Nov 2016

ZURICH Swiss voted in a referendum on Sunday to reject a speedy exit from the nation's five nuclear power plants, as concerns over losing energy independence outweighed safety worries raised by the measure's proponents.