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Fireproofing inadequate at Japan nuclear reactors—report

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Japanese regulators have found inadequate fireproofing at more than one fifth of the nuclear reactors that went offline after the 2011 Fukushima crisis, a major daily said Tuesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Greenpeace slams DOE chief’s plan to revive nuclear power program

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Energy Secretary Jericho L. Petilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The environmentalist organization Greenpeace has asked Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla to abandon his department’s plans to revive the use of nuclear energy in the Philippines.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Don’t revive nuke energy program, Greenpeace asks PH agency

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The environmentalist organization Greenpeace has asked Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla to abandon his department’s plans to revive the use of nuclear energy in the Philippines.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China ends nuke plant ban set after Japan disaster

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In this photo taken April 25, 2010, construction of the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant Phase II gets underway at Tangxing village in Changjiang county in southern China's Hainan province. China said Wednesday, October 24, 2012 that it is ready to approve new nuclear power plants as part of ambitious plans to reduce reliance on oil and coal, ending a moratorium imposed after Japan's Fukushima disaster last year. AP

China is ready to approve new nuclear power plants as part of ambitious plans to reduce reliance on oil and coal, ending a moratorium it imposed because of Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year.

Posted: October 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan says to phase out nuclear energy by 2040

This photo taken by a remote-controlled endoscope and released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) shows a scaffolding, bottom, and the wall inside the beaker-shaped containment vessel of No. 2 reactor at the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. The radiation-blurred photos taken Thursday, that were the first inside look since the disaster, found none of the reactor's melted fuel but confirmed stable temperatures and showed no major damage or ruptures caused by the earthquake last March, said Junichi Matsumoto, spokesman for the plant operator, TEPCO. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)

Japan on Friday said it planned to phase out nuclear power over three decades in an apparent bow to public pressure after last year’s Fukushima disaster, the worst atomic accident in a generation.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine marks 26th anniversary of Chernobyl

Ukraine’s president vowed Thursday that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor as Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians marked the 26th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Posted: April 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea opposition vows to reduce nuclear energy

South Korea’s top opposition leader vowed Monday to gradually reduce the country’s reliance on nuclear energy if her party gains a majority in next month’s general election.

Posted: March 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan shuts down nuclear reactor

Japan on Monday began a process that will see another one of the country’s nuclear reactors go offline, leaving just two of 54 in operation.

Posted: February 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan Cabinet OKs bill to cap nuke reactor life

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This photo taken by a remote-controlled endoscope and released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) shows a scaffolding, bottom, and the wall inside the beaker-shaped containment vessel of No. 2 reactor at the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. The radiation-blurred photos taken Thursday, that were the first inside look since the disaster, found none of the reactor's melted fuel but confirmed stable temperatures and showed no major damage or ruptures caused by the earthquake last March, said Junichi Matsumoto, spokesman for the plant operator, TEPCO. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.)

Japan’s Cabinet approved bills Tuesday aimed at bolstering nuclear safety regulations following last year’s Fukushima disaster, including one that would put a 40-year cap on the operational life of nuclear reactors.

Posted: January 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to set up new nuclear watchdog

Japan will set up a new nuclear regulator under the environment ministry in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, in a bid to give the watchdog more teeth, media reported Friday.

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan PM pledges ‘revolutionary’ energy shift

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday pledged a “revolutionary” shift away from atomic power and towards renewable energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Posted: July 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reaches stability

The crippled reactors at Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear power plant have reached stability more than four months since the disaster and the plant is on track for a cold shutdown within six months, the government and plant operator said.

Posted: July 20th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

TEPCO starts cooling reactors by recycling water

TOKYO, Japan – Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said it started on Monday pumping in decontaminated runoff water to cool reactors at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant, a key step towards stabilising the tsunami-hit nuclear site. The effort to recycle water back into reactors at the power plant had been delayed due to problems [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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