Nuclear Power

New York environment regulators seek summer shutdown at Indian Point

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- New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest.

Japan nuclear plant gets safety OK, key step toward restarts

TOKYO - A nuclear plant in southern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle on Wednesday which could make it the first nuclear facility to restart under tough new safety regulations after the industry was idled by the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 16 Jul 2014

Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

BUENOS AIRES - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on a trip to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia's influence in Latin America.

Fukushima farmer takes on nuclear plant operator over wife's suicide

YAMAKIYA Japan - A Japanese court is due to rule next month on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to publicly admit culpability for deaths related to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

World, Environment, Japan, 09 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Iran eases demands in Vienna nuclear talks - Western diplomats

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment program in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats said on Thursday.

World, China, Russia, France, Germany, 03 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Iran eases demands for nuclear capacity at Vienna talks: Western diplomats

VIENNA - Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment program in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

World, China, Russia, France, Germany, 03 Jul 2014

Japan government sees delay in restart of world's biggest nuclear plant: sources

TOKYO - Japanese government officials no longer expect the world's biggest nuclear plant to restart this year, sources said, a delay which deals a blow to turnaround plans for operator Tokyo Electric Power.

World, Japan, 03 Jul 2014

NRC raises risk significance for 2013 Arkansas nuclear plant accident

- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Tuesday that after a series of investigations, it has declared a 2013 incident at an Arkansas nuclear power plant to be of substantial safety significance, the penultimate of four emergency classifications.

U.S., 24 Jun 2014

Questioning Iran's nuclear program lands professor 18-month sentence

DUBAI - Iran has sentenced a prominent academic to 18 months in prison for "spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic" after he questioned the utility of its disputed nuclear program.

World, Davos 19 Jun 2014

Fight for Alstom shows turbine market is alive and spinning

PARIS - In a world where power generation capacity growth is driven by solar and wind, the bidding war for France's Alstom SA shows big players believe turbines connected to coal, gas and nuclear plants will be spinning for decades to come.