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Tokyo governor election puts nuclear power to test

(FILES) This file picture taken on February 2, 2014 shows Japanese Prime Minister and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Shinzo Abe (L) delivering a speech to support former health minister and current candidate for the Tokyo gubernatorial election Yoichi Masuzoe (R) during Masuzoe's election campaign in Tokyo. Newspaper surveys suggest one-time television presenter and former cabinet minister Masuzoe has a commanding lead, despite his alignment with the government on the need to restart Japan's idled nuclear reactors. AFP PHOTO / FILES / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Voters in Tokyo went to the polls Sunday to elect a new governor in a race that was being closely watched as a popular verdict on the use of nuclear power.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China starts building new nuclear power plant

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A Chinese state news agency said the country has begun building a new nuclear power plant after lifting a construction moratorium imposed following Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fukushima ‘unprecedented challenge’— new Japan PM

JAPAN, OKUMA : This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on April 13, 2012 shows a wrecked 35-ton crane inside a fuel spent pool at the unit three reactor building of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma town in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. AFP

The clean-up at Fukushima after its tsunami-sparked nuclear meltdowns is unlike anything humanity has ever tried, Japan’s prime minister said Saturday during a tour of the plant.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran fighting ‘smart economic war’—Ahmadinejad

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. AFP FILE PHOTO

Iran is engaged in a “smart economic war” with Western powers whose sanctions against its nuclear programme are hurting some Iranians, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malfunction shuts down S. Korea nuclear reactor

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South Korea shut down one of its nuclear reactors Tuesday following a malfunction in its control system but there was no risk of a radiation leak, plant operators said.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Automatic shutdown at S. Korea nuclear reactor

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A South Korean nuclear reactor went into automatic shutdown on Monday apparently after a malfunction, plant operators said, while ruling out a possible radiation leak.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Crowds rally in Tokyo for end to nuclear power

Anti-nuclear energy protesters march on a street in Tokyo Monday, July 16, 2012. Tens of thousands of people gathered at a Tokyo park, demanding “Sayonara,” or goodbye, to nuclear power as Japan prepares to restart yet another reactor, and expressed outrage over a report that blamed culture on the Fukushima disaster. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tens of thousands of people rallied at a Tokyo park Monday demanding that Japan abandon nuclear power as the country prepares to restart another reactor shut down after last year’s tsunami-generated meltdown at the Fukushima power plant.

Posted: July 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Iran: Enriched uranium traces a ‘technical issue’

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano, left, sits in his car as he leaves at the conclusion of his meeting with Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Saeed Jalili, unseen, as Iran's chief delegate to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh looks on, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, 21, 2012. AP/IRNA,Adel Pazzyar

A top Iranian nuclear negotiator said that traces of enriched uranium discovered at an underground bunker came from a “routine technical issue,” the country’s official IRNA news agency reported Saturday.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Another Japan reactor shuts down; only one left

Another Japanese nuclear reactor was taken off line for maintenance on Monday, leaving the country with only one of its 54 reactors operational following last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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

North Korea to halt some nuclear activities

N. KOREA'S 'MODEST STEP'. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calls North Korea's agreement to suspend nuclear activities and accept a moratorium on testing "a modest step" in the right direction as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Feb. 29, 2012 before the House State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittee. AP

North Korea raised hopes Wednesday for a major easing in nuclear tensions under its youthful new leader, agreeing to suspend uranium enrichment at a major facility and refrain from missile and nuclear tests in exchange for a mountain of critically needed U.S. food aid.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US nuclear reactor loses power, venting steam

‘UNUSUAL EVENT’ In this March 16, 2011 photo, steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill. A nuclear reactor the plant shut down Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to officials from Exelon Nuclear and federal regulators. (AP Photo/Robert Ray, File)

A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant shut down Monday after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to officials from Exelon Nuclear and federal regulators.

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

Blast at French nuclear site kills 1, injures 4

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NUCLEAR EXPLOSION. General view of the nuclear site of Marcoule, southern France, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. The nuclear waste site in southern France had an explosion Monday that killed one person, seriously burned another and slightly injured three others, France's nuclear safety body said. (AP Photo/Patrick Gardin)

Paris — An explosion at a nuclear waste facility in southern France killed one person and injured four on Monday. Authorities said there was no radioactive leak, but critics urged France to rethink its nuclear power in the wake of the catastrophe at Japan’s Fukushima plant. The Nuclear Safety Authority declared the accident “terminated” soon [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US nuclear lab to reopen after wildfire threat ends

Officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory said they will re-open the nuclear research center on Wednesday after it was closed in late June due to an encroaching wildfire.

Posted: July 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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