Nuclear Power

Iran launches advanced uranium enriching machines to mark nuclear day


President Hassan Rouhani reiterated Iran's commitment to nuclear non-proliferation on Saturday while overseeing the launch of advanced centrifuges at the underground Natanz nuclear plant to mark National Nuclear Technology Day.

Advanced nuclear reactors no safer than conventional nuclear plants, says science group

WASHINGTON A new generation of so-called "advanced" nuclear power reactors that Washington believes could help fight climate change often present greater proliferation risks than conventional nuclear power, a science advocacy group said on Thursday.

Japanese judiciary sends conflicting signals to nuclear industry

TOKYO Japanese courts delivered conflicting rulings on two nuclear reactors on Wednesday, lifting an injunction on one and slapping a no-restart order on another, highlighting the fitful state of the industry's recovery 10 years after the Fukushima disaster.

Japan Mar 18 2021

Climbing without a map: Japan's nuclear clean-up has no end in sight

TOKYO For one minute this week, workers at the Fukushima nuclear station fell silent to mark the 10-year anniversary of a natural disaster that triggered the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

Ten years on, Japan mourns victims of earthquake and Fukushima disaster

IWAKI, Japan With a moment of silence, prayers and anti-nuclear protests, Japan on Thursday mourned about 20,000 victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan 10 years ago, destroying towns and triggering nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima. | Video

World, Japan, Natural Disasters, Mar 11 2021

With green energy, Japanese governor wants to take Fukushima out of nuclear shadow

NAMIE, Japan A decade after Japan's devastating nuclear meltdown, the governor of Fukushima hopes the prefecture can step out of the shadow of disaster and become a symbol for green energy, although some residents are sceptical.

Japan, Mar 11 2021

Ten years after disaster, Fukushima's 'singing' pottery comes home

NAMIE, Japan Toshiharu Onoda, a thirteenth-generation potter living in a town close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, had just finished loading his kiln on March 11, 2011, when the massive earthquake struck. | Video

World, Natural Disasters, Mar 10 2021

Ten years after Fukushima, Japan remembers 'man-made' nuclear disaster

TOKYO When a huge earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11, 2011, devastating towns and triggering nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima, a stunned world watched the chaotic struggle to contain the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

World, Japan, Natural Disasters, Mar 09 2021

Fukushima radiation unlikely to raise cancer rates, U.N. experts say

VIENNA A U.N. scientific panel on Tuesday confirmed a previous finding that radiation from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan was unlikely to raise cancer rates discernibly, and said a jump in thyroid cancer in children was due to "ultrasensitive" screening methods.

World, Japan, Mar 09 2021

Gradually recovering: Fukushima residents talk ten years on

IWAKI, Japan Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of a massive earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan, leaving more than 20,000 people dead or missing, and triggering the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

World, Japan, Natural Disasters, Mar 09 2021