Ukraine moves new safety dome over Chernobyl's doomed reactor

Nov 29, 2016

Ukraine moves new safety dome over Chernobyl's doomed reactor

Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world’s largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for generations to come. The giant arch’s height of 108 meters makes it taller than New York’s Statue of ...

U.K. lawmakers set to debate replacing Britain's nuclear-armed submarines

Jul 18, 2016

U.K. lawmakers set to debate replacing Britain's nuclear-armed submarines

British lawmakers are due to vote Monday on whether to replace the country’s fleet of nuclear-armed submarines, a powerful but expensive symbol of the country’s military status. The Conservative government is determined to maintain Britain’s nuclear deterrent, which consists of four Royal Navy submarines ...

Jun 25, 2016

India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry

India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of ...

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

Apr 24, 2016

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said Sunday that a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack.” The launch a day earlier came amid growing concern ...

Apr 5, 2016

NRA begins checks on Ikata No. 3 reactor

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on Tuesday started inspections on the No. 3 reactor of Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata nuclear power plant ahead of a planned restart in summer. If the checks go smoothly, Shikoku Electric plans to load nuclear fuel into the ...

'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear center

Mar 26, 2016

'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear center

The murder this week of a security guard at a Belgian nuclear research center is a purely criminal affair unrelated to any terrorist threat, prosecutors said Saturday. The Charleroi prosecutor’s office in charge of the case “formally denied” any connection between the murder of ...