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Tepco spots possible nuclear fuel debris at another Fukushima reactor - Kyodo

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TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), the operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, may have found nuclear fuel debris below the damaged No. 3 reactor, one of three that had meltdowns in the 2011 disaster, Kyodo News reported on Friday.

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Japan's Tepco to speed up post-Fukushima decisions - new chairman 13 Jul 2017

TOKYO The owner of the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will push to resolve debate over the release of contaminated water from the site that has dragged on for years since the devastating 2011 quake, its new chairman said on Thursday.

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South Korea's anti-nuclear push casts cloud over KEPCO's reactor exports 12 Jul 2017

SEOUL A decision by South Korea's new president to scrap plans for more domestic nuclear power plants will make it harder for the country to sell reactors to buyers overseas, experts warn.

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EDF raises cost estimates for Hinkley Point after review 03 Jul 2017

PARIS French state-owned utility EDF flagged a construction cost overrun at its Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Britain on Monday, in a new blow for a group of EDF projects already facing delays, rising costs and other problems.

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Former Tepco executives plead not guilty in first Fukushima case 30 Jun 2017

TOKYO Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Friday pleaded not guilty to professional negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, though an analyst said there is little chance they will be convicted.

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Hinkley plant could cost 30 billion pounds in electricity payment top-ups - watchdog 23 Jun 2017

LONDON Britain's deal with EDF to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant is risky and could lead to requests for more cash and electricity payment top-ups worth 30 billion pounds, a parliamentary watchdog said on Friday.

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Hinkley Point likely to be only new UK nuclear plant - SSE CEO 19 Jun 2017

ESTORIL, Portugal The head of one of Britain's top utilities said on Monday that EDF's planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is likely to be the only one to go ahead in the UK.

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South Korea retires oldest nuclear reactor on its 40th birthday 16 Jun 2017

SEOUL South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, the 40-year-old Kori No. 1, will halt operations at midnight on Sunday, becoming the country's first nuclear plant to close permanently amid plans for a shift towards natural gas and renewables.

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Tepco to work with local government on nuclear plant review 14 Jun 2017

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power Co will work with local government to review the safety of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, which could mean a later restart date than planned originally, the company's incoming CEO said.

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Niigata governor's plans may upend TEPCO's nuclear restarts, restructuring 09 Jun 2017

TOKYO The governor of Japan's Niigata prefecture, home to the world's largest atomic power plant, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, will not take steps to restart the site until a nuclear advisory committee completes its work, delaying its operation at least three years.