Nuclear Power

Florida mayors call on residents to fight nuclear expansion project

MIAMI - A group of South Florida mayors are escalating their campaign against plans to expand a nuclear power plant near Miami that involves constructing 100-foot (30-meter) tall transmissions lines through some of the area's toniest neighborhoods.

Florida mayors call on residents to fight nuclear expansion project

MIAMI - A group of South Florida mayors are escalating their campaign against plans to expand a nuclear power plant near Miami that involves constructing 100-foot (30-meter) tall transmissions lines through some of the area's toniest neighborhoods.

Politics, U.S., 15 Apr 2015

Japan PM Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push

TOKYO - Candidates backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push on with divisive policies to boost defense and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, 12 Apr 2015

Japan Abe's bloc wins two key governor races, bolstering policy push

TOKYO - Candidates backed by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won two key governor elections on Sunday, setting the stage for him to push through divisive policies to boost defense and restart nuclear reactors shut after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 12 Apr 2015

Japan nuclear regulator 'very close' to end of review: commissioner

TOKYO - Japan's atomic regulator is "very close" to finishing its review of two reactors in southern Japan that are slated to be the first to restart under new rules introduced since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, one of its commissioners told Reuters.

World, Japan, 09 Apr 2015

Japan's ruling party urges government to push for nuclear return

TOKYO - Japan's ruling party on Tuesday urged the government to push for a return to nuclear power in deliberations on the best energy mix, which is likely to be opposed by a public wary about atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

World, Japan, 07 Apr 2015

Radiation from Fukushima disaster newly detected off Canada's coast

PORTLAND, Ore. - Radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday.

Environment, World, Japan, 07 Apr 2015

Radiation from Fukushima disaster newly detected off Canada's coast

PORTLAND, Ore. - Radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has for the first time been detected along a North American shoreline, though at levels too low to pose a significant threat to human or marine life, scientists said on Monday.

World, Environment, Japan, 06 Apr 2015

Russia denies seeking to buy political sway with Hungarian nuclear deal

MOSCOW - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday Russia was not seeking to buy political influence in the European Union member state Hungary through a nuclear deal, defending Moscow's cooperation with Budapest as mutually beneficial.

World, Russia, 31 Mar 2015

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.

World, Japan, Environment 26 Mar 2015