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Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up


TOKYO The pace of approvals for nuclear reactor restarts in Japan, where most plants remain shut following the Fukushima disaster, is unlikely to pick up in the coming years, the new head of Japan's nuclear regulator said in an interview on Tuesday.

Strike averted at EDF's Hinkley Point nuclear project-union 30 Oct 2017

LONDON A potential strike by hundreds of construction workers at EDF's 18 billion-pound Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in southwest England has been averted after they accepted a revised pay deal, the GMB union said on Monday.

Saudi Arabia to extract uranium for 'self-sufficient' nuclear programme 30 Oct 2017

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power programme and sees this as a step towards "self-sufficiency" in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday.

South Korea to resume building two new nuclear reactors, but scraps plans for six others 24 Oct 2017

SEOUL South Korea will resume the suspended construction of two new nuclear reactors from midnight, its energy ministry said on Tuesday, but has torn up plans to build six more reactors as Seoul seeks to meet pledges to cut reliance on nuclear power.


Exclusive - Hedge fund Baupost snaps up claims against Toshiba: sources 24 Oct 2017

Hedge fund The Baupost Group LLC has acquired the biggest chunk of a $2.2 billion (£1.6 billion) claim that two South Carolina utilities had against Toshiba Corp following the bankruptcy of its nuclear power subsidiary, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.


U.S. carrier patrols off Korean peninsula in warning to Pyongyang 20 Oct 2017

ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN, Sea of Japan The USS Ronald Reagan, a 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier, patrolled in waters east of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, in a show of sea and air power designed to warn off North Korea from any military action.


North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers 19 Oct 2017

SYDNEY North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.


Activists break into French nuclear site to highlight risks 12 Oct 2017

PARIS Greenpeace activists broke through two security barriers and launched fireworks inside the grounds of a French nuclear plant on Thursday to highlight the vulnerability of the plants to attacks. | Video


Japan regulator grants safety approval to Tepco's first reactor restart since Fukushima 04 Oct 2017

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Wednesday received an initial safety approval from Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to restart two reactors at the world's biggest nuclear power plant.

UK nuclear authority gives notice on ending CFP's Magnox contract 29 Sep 2017

LONDON Britain's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has now given notice of termination to Cavendish Fluor Partnership (CFP) for its management and decommissioning of the country's 12 Magnox nuclear power reactors and research sites, it said on Friday.