Nuclear Power

Japan vows to push ahead with reactor restarts after volcanic eruption highlights risks

TOKYO - Japan's government said the sudden deadly eruption of a volcano in central Japan won't derail its push to restart two reactors located near active volcanoes, even though the public remains opposed to nuclear power after the Fukushima crisis.

China joins nations eyeing India's civil nuclear sector

NEW DELHI - China became the latest nation to line up for a stake in India's civil nuclear energy drive on Thursday, agreeing to open talks on cooperation in a sector that New Delhi sees as the solution to its chronic power problems.

World, China 18 Sep 2014

Nuclear energy should be kept out of politics: Russia's Rosatom

LONDON - Nuclear energy should be left out of any political decisions such as sanctions, an executive at Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom told Reuters on Thursday.

World, Russia, 12 Sep 2014

Nuclear energy should be kept out of politics: Russia's Rosatom

LONDON - Nuclear energy should be left out of any political decisions such as sanctions, an executive at Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom told Reuters on Thursday.

World, Russia, 11 Sep 2014

Japan approves nuclear restart amid push to close old reactors

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that has been idle since the Fukushima disaster, as the government pushes for the permanent closure of older reactors.

World, Japan, 10 Sep 2014

S&P to decide in 30 days whether to downgrade Areva to junk

PARIS - Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's has put French nuclear power engineering group Areva on "creditwatch negative" and will decide within 30 days whether to downgrade its credit ratings by one notch into non-investment grade territory.

09 Sep 2014

BP ruling raises liability stakes for high-risk industries

NEW YORK - A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power generation.

Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors

IWAKI Japan - A group of Fukushima workers on Wednesday sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors to shut down a nuclear plant destroyed by the industry's worst accident since Chernobyl.

World, Environment, 03 Sep 2014

Fukushima fallout: Resentment grows in nearby Japanese city

IWAKI Japan - Like many of her neighbors, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three and a half years ago.

World, 30 Aug 2014

India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

NEW DELHI - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about nuclear proliferation.

World, Japan, 28 Aug 2014