May 6, 2016

Never-completed TVA nuclear plant that cost $4 billion for sale

America’s largest public utility is selling a never-completed nuclear plant that has cost more than $4 billion dollars over the past four decades. The Tennessee Valley Authority board voted Thursday to declare the Bellefonte nuclear plant near Hollywood, Alabama, surplus. The site includes two ...

May 1, 2016

Germany looks to export reactor decommissioning technologies

Germany may become an exporter of technologies to decommission reactors in the future given the experience gained after its phasing out of nuclear energy, German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said in a recent interview with Kyodo News. Germany believes it may be able to ...

Apr 15, 2016

Greenhouse gas emissions fall for first time since Fukushima crisis

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.1 percent in fiscal 2014 from a year earlier, dropping for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Environment Ministry said in a revised report released Friday. The gas emissions totaled the equivalent of 1.36 billion ...

Mar 19, 2016

A caution on nuclear restarts

The government should heed the Otsu District Court's call to develop standards for plans to evacuate residents in the event of nuclear accidents.