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

AMMAN - Jordan signed an agreement with Russia on Tuesday worth $10 billion that sets the legal basis for building the kingdom's first nuclear power plant with a total capacity of 2,000 megawatt.

World, Russia, 24 Mar 2015

Turkey's first nuclear plant delayed, 'not ready before 2022'

ANKARA/ISTANBUL - Turkey's first nuclear power plant is unlikely to be ready before 2022, energy officials said on Monday of the $20-billion project that has been beset by regulatory hurdles and complicated by Russia's financial woes.

World, Russia, Turkey, 23 Mar 2015

Japan's Kyushu hopes to restart reactor in July: company official

TOKYO - Kyushu Electric Power Co hopes to restart a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan in July, a company official said, marking what would be the nation's first resumption in about two years following stringent safety checks that were imposed after the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

World, Environment, Japan, 19 Mar 2015

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

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 program is for peaceful purposes only. | Video

Politics, World, 14 Mar 2015

Kerry says unclear whether interim Iran deal within reach

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

World, Politics, 14 Mar 2015

Hungary says EU nuclear fuel talks do not block plant expansion

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.

World, 13 Mar 2015

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

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.

France, 11 Mar 2015

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

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

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.

World, China, 07 Mar 2015