Apr 29, 2015

Forest fire rages near Chernobyl nuclear site

A forest fire broke out Tuesday near the Chernobyl plant in Ukraine, scene of the world’s worst civil nuclear disaster in 1986, but posed no danger to the site, officials said. “The fire is at a distance of 15 to 20 kilometers from Chernobyl,” ...

Apr 24, 2015

U.S. says Iran nuclear deal will not allow North Korea-style slippage

The United States said Thursday that any deal reached with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions would be “fundamentally different” from a pact sealed with North Korea that later unraveled. “The restrictions, inspections and verifications measures imposed on Iran by a comprehensive plan of ...

Apr 16, 2015

Address nuclear safety concerns

By repeating their faith in the NRA's nuclear safety standard and dismissing any challenge to its validity, the government and power companies appear to be once more embracing the safety myth of nuclear power.

Feb 26, 2015

An agreeable energy mix

The government has begun discussions on Japan's long-term energy mix, with the likely focus on how much nuclear power should account for the nation's electricity supply.

Feb 19, 2015

Foreign advisers fear for loss of nuclear regulator's independence

International advisers to the Nuclear Regulation Authority are worried that a mandatory review of its performance could lead to a loss of independence for the body, created in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. A lack of independent regulatory oversight of Tokyo ...