Nuclear Power


Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis

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.


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.


Kerry says it is possible to reach an interim deal with Iran 15 Mar 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday he hoped "in the next days" it would be possible to reach an interim deal with Iran if Tehran can show that its nuclear power programme is for peaceful purposes only.


Kerry says unclear whether interim Iran deal within reach 14 Mar 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - On the eve of fresh talks with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was unclear whether an interim agreement over its nuclear power program was within reach. | Video

Hungary says EU nuclear fuel talks do not block plant expansion 13 Mar 2015

BUDAPEST - Hungary expects to wrap up talks with the European Union soon about a fuel supply deal for the country's Paks nuclear plant, the government said on Friday, adding that the EU's concerns do not block a planned expansion of the facility.


France's nuclear love affair too strong to let Areva fail 11 Mar 2015

PARIS - The future of France's nuclear industry has never looked bleaker, with a government pledging to wean the country off atomic power, cut-throat rivalry in world export markets and the debt of flagship nuclear group Areva in junk territory.


Japan PM vows new five-year plan to rebuild from 2011 disaster 10 Mar 2015

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday vowed to draw up a new-five year plan to speed rebuilding from a massive 2011 tsunami and the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl that have left thousands still homeless.

China could struggle to meet 2020 nuclear targets - executive 07 Mar 2015

BEIJING - China could struggle to meet its 2020 nuclear energy targets with the industry still waiting on a cautious government to speed up the approval process, a senior industry executive said on Saturday.