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Nuclear Power

Florence flooding limits road access to Duke nuclear plant


Duke Energy Corp said on Monday that its Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina remained safely shut down despite limited road access to the site due to flooding from storm Florence.

Duke starts to shut North Carolina Brunswick nuclear plant ahead of Florence

Duke Energy Corp started to shut the Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to strike the coast near the plant on Friday.

U.S. nuclear power plants prepare for Hurricane Florence

Several nuclear power reactors in North and South Carolina and Virginia on Tuesday started to prepare for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit the coast as a major hurricane on Friday.

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

TOKYO Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.

Japan acknowledges first radiation death among Fukushima workers

TOKYO Japan has acknowledged for the first time that a worker at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami more than seven years ago, died from radiation exposure.

World, Japan, Natural Disasters, Sep 05 2018

U.S. arbitration court can rule on Vattenfall's German nuclear claim: paper

BERLIN A U.S. arbitration court has rejected a German government petition that said the panel had no right to rule on a damages claim by Sweden's Vattenfall [VATN.UL] over a decision to pull out of nuclear power, a newspaper reported.

Sep 04 2018

Popular French environment minister quits in blow to Macron

PARIS French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot resigned on Tuesday in frustration over sluggish progress on climate goals and nuclear energy policy, dealing a major blow to President Emmanuel Macron's already tarnished green credentials. | Video

Japan says U.N. experts' call to protect nuclear clean-up workers is 'regrettable'

TOKYO Japan on Friday described as "extremely regrettable" a call by U.N. human rights experts for greater protection of workers cleaning up its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and said it had notified U.N. officials of its reaction.

World, United Nations, Japan, Aug 16 2018

Czech PM calls for CEZ nuclear plant expansion decision this year

PRAGUE Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis wants a decision by the end of 2018 on financing majority state-owned utility CEZ's multi-billion dollar nuclear power expansion.

World, Aug 01 2018

South Africa's Ramaphosa says to discuss nuclear with Putin in future

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that a private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week ended with an agreement that the two countries would discuss a nuclear power deal in the future.

World, Africa, Russia, Jul 27 2018