Nuclear Power

Japan coalition wants to end most Fukushima evacuations by 2017: draft

TOKYO - Japan's ruling coalition will recommend lifting evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster within two years in a bid to speed up reconstruction, a draft proposal shows.

Japan takes South Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions

GENEVA - Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

World, Japan, South Korea, 21 May 2015

Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 20 May 2015

Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 19 May 2015

Germany to decide on public nuclear fund by summer: Spiegel

FRANKFURT/BERLIN - Germany plans to decide "by summer" on whether it needs a public fund to ringfence 36 billion euros ($41 billion) set aside by the country's utilities to pay for dismantling nuclear plants, magazine Der Spiegel reported.

World, Germany, 15 May 2015

Oil leaked into Hudson River after fire at nuclear reactor near NYC

- Oil leaked into the Hudson River on Sunday after a transformer fire and explosion a day earlier at the Indian Point nuclear plant north of New York City, and Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was concerned about environmental damage.

Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear reactor north of New York City

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby.

Nuclear plant unit north of New York City shuts down after transformer failure

- A unit at Indian Point nuclear plant in Buchanan, New York state, was shut down following a transformer failure and fire on Saturday, and at one point smoke was seen rising from the plant.

U.S., 09 May 2015

Japanese government wants nuclear to be 20-22 pct of power mix

TOKYO - Japan should aim to make nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country's electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy making up slightly more, the industry ministry said on Tuesday.

World, Japan, 28 Apr 2015

Japanese man arrested for landing drone on PM's office in nuclear protest

TOKYO - A Japanese man has been arrested for landing a drone on the prime minister's office with a minuscule amount of radiation in an apparent protest against the use of nuclear power, four years after the Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 24 Apr 2015