Nuclear Power

Moment of truth nears for nuclear waste time bomb

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FRANKFURT - More than half a century after the world's first commercial nuclear plant went into operation in the United States, the industry may finally be nearing a way to store radioactive waste underground permanently.

Japan faces dilemma over plutonium stored in France

TOKYO - Still dealing with the huge clean up after the Fukushima crisis and debating its future use of atomic energy, Japan now faces another nuclear conundrum – what to do with 16 tonnes of its plutonium sitting in France after being reprocessed there.

World, Japan, France 18 Jun 2015

Russia not acting as responsible nuclear power: NATO commander

SWIETOSZOW, Poland - NATO's top commander said on Wednesday Russia's announcement it was adding 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal was not the kind of behavior expected of a responsible nuclear power.

World, Russia, 17 Jun 2015

Dozens of U.S. companies bet on nuclear power revolution: report

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's top arms provider and firms partly funded by Silicon Valley billionaires Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among dozens of companies collectively betting more than $1.3 billion that a new wave of nuclear power can be a force to fight climate change.

U.S., Environment, 15 Jun 2015

Japan to speed up return of Fukushima area evacuees

TOKYO - Japan plans to revoke evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster within two years as part of a plan to cut compensation payouts and speed up reconstruction, the government said on Friday.

World, Environment, Japan, 12 Jun 2015

Japan coalition wants to end most Fukushima evacuations by 2017: draft

TOKYO - Japan's ruling coalition will recommend lifting evacuation orders for most people forced from their homes by the Fukushima nuclear disaster within two years in a bid to speed up reconstruction, a draft proposal shows.

World, Japan, Environment, 26 May 2015

Japan takes South Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions

GENEVA - Japan launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

World, Japan, South Korea, 21 May 2015

Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 20 May 2015

Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart

TOKYO - Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

World, Japan, 19 May 2015

Germany to decide on public nuclear fund by summer: Spiegel

FRANKFURT/BERLIN - Germany plans to decide "by summer" on whether it needs a public fund to ringfence 36 billion euros ($41 billion) set aside by the country's utilities to pay for dismantling nuclear plants, magazine Der Spiegel reported.

World, Germany, 15 May 2015