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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 »

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