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South Korea to increase radiation testing of Japanese food


SEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it will double the radiation testing of some Japanese food exports due to potential contamination from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.

South Africa to take 'affordable' approach to nuclear: minister

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will not adopt a "big bang" approach to building new nuclear power capacity but instead add capacity in an affordable way, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.

World, Africa Aug 20 2019

'Nobody is not afraid': Chernobyl pilot recalls his fear 33 years ago

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl's nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub recalls how he feared for his life. | Video

World, Natural Disasters, Aug 17 2019

China says U.S. block on nuclear firms a 'misuse' of export controls

SHANGHAI A U.S. decision to stop China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) and its subsidiaries from dealing with U.S. companies was a misuse of export control measures and would harm both U.S. and Chinese firms, China's foreign ministry said.

China, Aug 15 2019

Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima

TOKYO Japan is resuming efforts to disperse a build-up of contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that is stalling progress on cleaning up the site, the government said on Thursday.

World, Environment, Japan, Aug 08 2019

New tours, painful reminders in Lithuania after hit Chernobyl show

IGNALINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, LITHUANIA The success of a U.S. television series on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has made its filming locations in Lithuania an off-beat tourist attraction, but has also renewed the anger and helplessness felt by many of the Lithuanians forced to clean up the contamination.

World, Jul 31 2019

Japan's Tepco to decommission second Fukushima nuclear station

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power said on Wednesday it plans to decommission its Fukushima Daini nuclear station, located a few miles south of the bigger Fukushima Daiichi plant where three reactors melted down after an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

World, Environment, Jul 24 2019

Ohio House passes bill to save nuclear power plants

Ohio's Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to create subsidies to avoid the early shutdown of the state's two nuclear power reactors.

Ohio Senate passes bill to save state's two nuclear power plants

The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that will create financial subsidies to stop the state's two nuclear power reactors from retiring early, according to market analysts tracking the legislation.

Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor that uses bomb-grade fuel

WASHINGTON Two people jumped a security fence at a GE Hitachi research reactor near San Francisco, the U.S. nuclear power regulator said on Thursday, raising concerns over a plant that is one of the few in the country that uses highly enriched uranium, a material that could be used to make an atomic bomb.

U.S., Jul 11 2019