Nuclear Power

China says to throw its weight behind firms expanding overseas

BEIJING - China is rolling out a series of measures to aid overseas expansion by firms across industries, especially nuclear power and railways, the cabinet said on Wednesday.

German court to decide on nuclear exit complaints this year

DUESSELDORF/FRANKFURT - Germany's highest court aims to decide this year on complaints filed by the country's biggest utilities against a decision to shut down its nuclear plants earlier than initially planned, a court spokesman said on Tuesday.

Germany 27 Jan 2015

India-U.S. nuke deal could help clear project logjam: Westinghouse CEO

NEW DELHI - A civil nuclear pact struck at summit talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama could help clear a logjam of stalled projects, the head of U.S. nuclear power plant maker Westinghouse told Reuters on Monday.

26 Jan 2015

India-U.S. nuke deal could help clear project logjam - Westinghouse CEO

NEW DELHI - A civil nuclear pact struck at summit talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama could help clear a logjam of stalled projects, the head of U.S. nuclear power plant maker Westinghouse told Reuters on Monday.

26 Jan 2015

'We have a deal': insurance may unlock India-U.S. atomic trade

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centered on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability law.

World, 25 Jan 2015

'We have a deal': insurance may unlock India-U.S. atomic trade

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centered on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability law.

World, 25 Jan 2015

Prosecutors won't indict former Tepco execs over Fukushima

TOKYO - Japanese prosecutors have stuck to their decision not to indict three former Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) executives over their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but a rarely used citizen's panel could still force an indictment.

World, Japan, 22 Jan 2015

Fukushima worker dies after falling into water storage tank

TOKYO - A worker at Japan's destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant died on Tuesday after falling inside a water storage tank, the latest in a spate of industrial accidents at the site of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, the world's worst since Chernobyl.

World, Japan, 19 Jan 2015

India, Pakistan border fighting intensifies before Obama visit

SRINAGAR, India - Pakistan accused India of killing four civilians on the border of the two nuclear powers and India said one of its border guards was killed, heightening tensions before a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.

World, 05 Jan 2015

Ukraine denies radioactive leak on Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant

KIEV - Ukrainian authorities denied on Tuesday a report in pro-Kremlin media that a radioactive leak had taken place at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant, Europe's largest.

World, 30 Dec 2014