Nuclear Power


Greenpeace, German utilities launch suit against UK nuclear plant

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.


Japan faces dilemma over plutonium stored in France 18 Jun 2015

TOKYO - Still dealing with the huge clean up after the Fukushima crisis and debating its future use of atomic energy, Japan now faces another nuclear conundrum – what to do with 16 tonnes of its plutonium sitting in France after being reprocessed there.

Russia not acting as responsible nuclear power - NATO commander 18 Jun 2015

SWIETOSZOW, Poland - NATO's top commander said on Wednesday Russia's announcement it was adding 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal was not the kind of behaviour expected of a responsible nuclear power.


Four years on from nuclear disaster, Fukushima workers get own rest area 04 Jun 2015

OKUMA, Japan - Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility that runs the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, has opened a rest area and canteen for cleanup workers, more than four years after the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

China National Nuclear aims to raise 1.4 billion pounds in largest IPO since 2011 01 Jun 2015

SHANGHAI - China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd (CNNPC) , a unit of one of the country's two state nuclear reactor builders, on Monday said it aims to raise 13.19 billion yuan (1.4 billion pounds) in potentially the largest China IPO in almost four years.

Japan nuclear regulator clears first reactors after safety checks 27 May 2015

TOKYO - Japan cleared the way on Wednesday for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after the world's worst atomic disaster in two-and-a-half decades led to the shutdown of all the country's reactors and fuelled public opposition to the industry.

Japan coalition wants to end most Fukushima evacuations by 2017 - draft 26 May 2015

TOKYO - Japan's ruling coalition will recommend lifting evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster within two years in a bid to speed up reconstruction, a draft proposal shows.