Nuclear Power

 

Japanese volcano erupts, nearby nuclear plant unaffected

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TOKYO A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, shooting ash nearly 2 km into the night sky along with fountains of lava, but there were no immediate report of damage and operations at the power station were not affected.

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India ratifies nuclear liability convention, hopes to win foreign investment 04 Feb 2016

NEW DELHI India ratified an international convention on nuclear energy accident liability, the government said on Thursday, the final piece in its efforts to address the concerns of foreign nuclear suppliers and draw them into a market worth billions of dollars.

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EDF signs preliminary deal to build six nuclear plants in India 26 Jan 2016

PARIS French utility EDF said on Tuesday it had signed a preliminary agreement with Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) to build six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur, in the west of India.

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As Japan's oil, gas, power use stalls, coal imports hit new record 25 Jan 2016

TOKYO Japan's 2015 oil imports fell to the lowest since 1988, reflecting the country's declining population and low economic growth while at the same time its natural gas imports fell for the first time since the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Refugee crisis could shake up German political landscape in 2016 03 Jan 2016

BERLIN For the past decade, German politics has been a relatively dull affair, with Angela Merkel dominating at the national level and the major parties in agreement on all the big issues, from euro zone bailouts and refugees to the phase-out of nuclear energy.

Bangladesh signs $12.65 billion deal with Russia for nuclear power plants 25 Dec 2015

DHAKA Bangladesh's state-run Atomic Energy Commission signed a deal with Russia on Friday to set up two nuclear power plants, each with 1,200 megawatt capacity, an investment totalling $12.65 billion, a government official said.

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India closing in on Westinghouse deal to build 6 nuclear reactors 24 Dec 2015

NEW DELHI India expects to seal a contract with Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to build six nuclear reactors in the first half of next year, a senior government official said, in a sign its $150 billion dollar nuclear power programme is getting off the ground.

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Exclusive: India says closing in on Westinghouse deal to build six nuclear reactors 23 Dec 2015

NEW DELHI India expects to seal a contract with Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to build six nuclear reactors in the first half of next year, a senior government official said, in a sign its $150 billion dollar nuclear power programme is getting off the ground.

Iran says Russia to begin building 2 nuclear plant units next week 22 Dec 2015

BEIRUT Russia will begin building two nuclear power plant units in Iran next week, Mehr news agency quoted an Iranian nuclear official as saying, under a deal signed in Moscow last year between subsidiaries of the two countries' state atomic agencies.

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Germany's RWE splits to better absorb cost of nuclear plant closures 01 Dec 2015

FRANKFURT German utility RWE moved to restructure its businesses to better absorb the cost of nuclear plant closures on Tuesday, sending its shares up nearly 17 percent, their biggest one-day gain in seven years.