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Rosatom says committed to timetable for Turkey's first nuclear plant


MOSCOW Turkey's first nuclear plant will open in 2023, its builder Rosatom told Reuters on Wednesday, adding talks with potential investors were not expected to affect the construction timetable.

Japan court rejects lawsuit against construction of nuclear plant

TOKYO A court in northern Japan on Monday rejected a lawsuit to halt construction of a nuclear plant, said the company building the facility, Electric Power Development Co (J-Power).

World, Japan, Environment Mar 19 2018

U.S. nuclear power regulator urged to reject limits on cyber protections

WASHINGTON A science advocacy group urged the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday to reject a longstanding industry request to limit cyber attack protections at nuclear plants, a day after the Trump administration publicly blamed Moscow for hacking into nuclear power and other energy infrastructure.

Tech, U.S., Cybersecurity Mar 16 2018

RWE, E.ON reshape German power sector in Innogy asset swap deal

ESSEN/DUESSELDORF Germany's top utilities on Sunday announced plans to break up Innogy , whose assets will be divided among parent RWE and rival E.ON in the sector's biggest overhaul since a landmark move to exit nuclear power.

Germany, Mar 11 2018

Turkey's planned $20 billion Russian-built nuclear plant facing delay

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's first nuclear power plant is likely to miss its 2023 target start-up date as Russian builder Rosatom struggles to find local partners, two people familiar with the matter said.

World, Russia, Turkey, Mar 09 2018

Tepco's 'ice wall' fails to freeze Fukushima's toxic water buildup

OKUMA, Japan A costly "ice wall" is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric Power Co shows, preventing it from removing radioactive melted fuel at the site seven years after the disaster. | Video

World, Environment, Mar 08 2018

Tokyo court orders Tepco to pay $10 million in damages over 2011 disaster: media

TOKYO A Tokyo court on Wednesday ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to pay around 1.1 billion yen ($10 million) to a group of Fukushima residents, local media reported, nearly seven years after the company's reactor meltdowns in northeastern Japan.

World, Environment Feb 07 2018

Explainer: Toshiba after the Westinghouse sale

TOKYO A $4.6 billion deal announced on Thursday to sell bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC will help its owner Toshiba Corp move a step closer to rebuilding its finances and focusing on smaller but more stable businesses. | Video

Global Energy News Jan 05 2018

Tillerson, Lavrov agree to continue North Korea diplomacy: U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON The United States and Russia have agreed to continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis over North Korea's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States and emphasized that neither accept Pyongyang as a nuclear power, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

Kansai Electric to scrap two reactors in latest blow for Japan's nuclear sector

TOKYO Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two 38-year-old reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as Japan's electricity industry struggles to cope with new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Environment, World, Japan, Dec 21 2017