Nuclear Power

 

Poland's nuclear project pushed back at least another two years: sources

WARSAW - Plans to build Poland's first nuclear power plant will be delayed by at least another two years, sources said, after the decision late last year by state-run utility PGE to take on site research itself and cancel a consultancy contract.

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Japan PM Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push 13 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Candidates backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push on with divisive policies to boost defence and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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Japan Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push 12 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Candidates backed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push through divisive policies to boost defence and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Japan's ruling party urges government to push for nuclear return 07 Apr 2015

TOKYO - Japan's ruling party on Tuesday urged the government to push for a return to nuclear power in deliberations on the best energy mix, which is likely to be opposed by a public wary about atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

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Radiation from Fukushima disaster newly detected off Canada's coast 06 Apr 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. - Radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday.

Russia denies seeking to buy political sway with Hungarian nuclear deal 31 Mar 2015

MOSCOW - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday Russia was not seeking to buy political influence in the European Union member state Hungary through a nuclear deal, defending Moscow's cooperation with Budapest as mutually beneficial.

Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis 27 Mar 2015

SENDAI, Japan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When professional boxer and model Tomomi Takano heard that children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture were becoming unfit and overweight as the 2011 nuclear crisis there limited the time they could play outside, she decided to use her skills to help.

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Jordan signs $10 billion nuclear power plant deal with Russia 24 Mar 2015

AMMAN - Jordan signed an agreement with Russia on Tuesday worth $10 billion (6.7 billion pounds) that sets the legal basis for building the kingdom's first nuclear power plant with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatt.

German taxpayers at risk of big nuclear exit bill - report 20 Mar 2015

BERLIN - German taxpayers could end up spending billions of euros to help close the country's nuclear plants as current funding plans involving utilities risk falling short, a report commissioned by the government and seen by Reuters showed on Friday.

Japan inches closer to final approval for nuclear reactor restart 18 Mar 2015

TOKYO - A reactor in southwestern Japan cleared another regulatory hurdle on Wednesday, another small step in Japan's return to nuclear power after all units were shut down for stringent safety checks following the 2011 Fukushima atomic disaster.