Apr 23, 2016

Four utilities sign cooperation pact for nuclear emergencies

Kansai Electric Power Co. and three other power suppliers in western Japan have signed an agreement to cooperate during nuclear accidents. The pact calls on Kansai, Chugoku Electric Power Co., Shikoku Electric Power Co. and Kyushu Electric Power Co. to provide each other with ...

Apr 21, 2016

Fears grow as Takahama reactors near restart

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As two aging reactors in the town of Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, move toward restart, safety concerns are growing in neighboring prefectures and municipalities within 30 km of the plant. Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 1 and 2 reactors are over 40 years old, ...

Ukraine prepares to mark 30 years since Chernobyl

Apr 18, 2016

Ukraine prepares to mark 30 years since Chernobyl

Ukraine is preparing to mark 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster, the world’s worst nuclear accident whose death toll remains a mystery and which continues to jeopardize the local population’s health. More than 200 tons of uranium remain inside the reactor that exploded three ...

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Apr 18, 2016

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Defying radioactive contamination and a government evacuation order, Yevgeny Markevich returned to his beloved Chernobyl shortly after it suffered the world’s worst nuclear accident, 30 years ago this week. The sturdy 78-year-old former teacher is among 158 people still living in the 30 kilometer ...

Iran asks EU to pressure U.S. to get access to WTO

Apr 17, 2016

Iran asks EU to pressure U.S. to get access to WTO

Iran, seeking European leverage to secure better terms from the United States following last year’s nuclear deal, asked the European Union to put pressure on Washington to let it into the global financial system. In a visit to Tehran by a high-powered EU team ...