Nuclear Power

 

South Africa may increase nuclear power - newspaper

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's future energy mix could include an even higher share for nuclear power than the 9,600 megawatts (MW) already planned, the Business Day newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing an interview with a government official.

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Analysis - Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart 01 Sep 2015

TOKYO - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows. | Video

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Analysis - Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart 31 Aug 2015

TOKYO - The number of Japanese nuclear reactors likely to restart in the next few years has halved, hit by legal challenges and worries about meeting tougher safety standards imposed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, a Reuters analysis shows.

Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise - IAEA 31 Aug 2015

UNITED NATIONS - An increase in thyroid cancer among children is unlikely after the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant four years ago, but it remains unclear exactly how much radiation children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to, the United Nations' nuclear watchdog said in a report released on Monday.

Exclusive - China aluminium shake-up planned in state reform push 28 Aug 2015

HONG KONG - China is trying to push its two biggest aluminium businesses together as part of a planned shake-up of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), industry sources said, a move that would create the world's largest aluminium maker.

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Japan nuclear utility says no special precautions over volcano 17 Aug 2015

TOKYO - Japanese utility Kyushu Electric Power said on Monday that it was monitoring activity at a volcano near its Sendai nuclear plant, but did not need to take any special precautions after authorities warned of the risk of a larger-than-usual eruption.

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Fukushima operator's mounting legal woes to fuel nuclear opposition 17 Aug 2015

IWAKI, Japan - Four and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, and as Japan tentatively restarts nuclear power elsewhere, the legal challenges are mounting for the crippled plant's operator.

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South African nuclear power plan stirs fears of secrecy and graft 14 Aug 2015

JOHANNESBURG - Fears are growing in South Africa that agreements to build nuclear power plants that could be the most expensive procurement in the country's history will be made behind closed doors, without the necessary public scrutiny.

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Japan restarts reactor in test of Abe's nuclear policy 11 Aug 2015

TOKYO/SATSUMASENDAI - Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public that the industry is now safe. | Video

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Japan to restart reactor in test of Abe's nuclear policy 10 Aug 2015

TOKYO/SATSUMASENDAI - Japan is due to switch on a nuclear reactor for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public that tougher standards mean the sector is now safe after the Fukushima disaster in 2011.