Sep 10, 2014

Kagoshima nuclear plant gets safety OK, moves closer to resumption

A nuclear plant operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co. obtained a safety clearance from regulators Wednesday, becoming the first to meet new regulations imposed following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. With the approval from the Nuclear Regulation Authority, the two reactors at the ...

Sep 7, 2014

Iran arrests suspected nuclear plant saboteur

Iranian authorities have arrested a Ukrainian national suspected of sabotage at the country’s sole nuclear power plant, an Iranian newspaper reported Sunday. The report in the Hamshahri daily said the “Ukrainian expert” was affiliated with a Russian contractor that works in Iran’s Bushehr nuclear ...

Australia, India ink long-awaited civil nuclear deal

Sep 6, 2014

Australia, India ink long-awaited civil nuclear deal

Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal Friday, paving the way for Australia to sell uranium to India, which has been crippled by power shortages and blackouts. The two prime ministers hailed the deal as “a concrete symbol” ...

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

Sep 6, 2014

Tepco won't appeal civil ruling on evacuee's suicide

The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex has decided not to appeal a court decision last month ordering the utility to pay damages over a suicide case linked to the nuclear disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that it decided ...

Sep 5, 2014

World powers, Iran to meet in N.Y. in September

Six world powers and Iran will hold new talks in New York on Sept. 18, EU and U.S. officials said Thursday, as efforts intensify toward clinching a nuclear deal by a November deadline. The talks will involve the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France ...