Nuclear Power

Japan nuclear regulator advisers fear loss of its 'essential' independence

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TOKYO - International advisers to Japan's atomic regulator have raised concern a mandatory review of its performance could lead to a loss of independence for the body, which was set up in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Japanese man arrested for sending boy to help Fukushima clean-up

TOKYO - Japanese police arrested a businessman on Wednesday for sending a 15-year-old boy to help clean up radioactive waste outside the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.

World, Japan, 18 Feb 2015

India seals nuclear energy pact with Sri Lanka, hopes to push back Chinese influence

NEW DELHI - India sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka on Monday, its first breakthrough with the new government of the tiny Indian Ocean island where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years.

World, China, 16 Feb 2015

Japan aims to restart nuclear reactor in June: sources

TOKYO - Japan's government is aiming to restart a nuclear reactor by around June following a lengthy and politically-sensitive approval process in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, sources familiar with the plans said.

World, Japan, 06 Feb 2015

Judge allows hearings on summer closings of New York nuclear plant

- A judge in New York has ruled Entergy Corp cannot stop hearings on the state's plan to shut the company's Indian Point nuclear power plant for part of the summer to protect fish in the Hudson River.

U.S.-India nuclear 'breakthrough' could be finalised within year

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON - A "breakthrough understanding" to open India's nuclear power sector to U.S. firms reached during President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi last month could be finalised this year, Indian officials say. | Video

World, 03 Feb 2015

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.

China, 28 Jan 2015

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