Nuclear Power

Two Brazilian executives arrested as Petrobras probe hits utility


CURITIBA, Brazil - Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested two executives involved in building a nuclear power plant for Eletrobras, pulling the state-run utility into a corruption scandal that has engulfed government-owned oil company Petrobras.

Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 billion

TOKYO - Japan on Tuesday approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to 7.07 trillion yen ($57.18 billion), as tens of thousands of evacuees remain in temporary housing more than four years after the disaster.

World, Japan, 28 Jul 2015

Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal

RIYADH - One likely Saudi Arabian response to the deal its biggest enemy Iran has struck with world powers is to accelerate its own nuclear power plans, creating an atomic infrastructure it could, one day, seek to weaponize.

World, Politics, Saudi Arabia, 21 Jul 2015

Chattanooga shooting suspect worked 10 days at Ohio nuclear plant

CLEVELAND - The suspected gunman in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting that killed four Marines was hired as an engineer at an Ohio nuclear plant and spent 10 days there before he was let go, a spokesman for the company that owns the plant said on Friday.

U.S., 17 Jul 2015

Moment of truth nears for nuclear waste time bomb

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