U.S. nuclear concerns sidelined by plutonium plans

National Sep 30, 2014

U.S. nuclear concerns sidelined by plutonium plans

U.S. concern over the long-term proliferation risk of nuclear waste isn't stopping countries from planning to extract plutonium from radioactive refuse to power a new generation of atomic reactors. French, Japanese, Russian and South Korean officials lined up against their U.S. counterparts in September at ...

Japanese woman steps into new role at IAEA

National Sep 10, 2014

Japanese woman steps into new role at IAEA

by Ken Udagawa

Tomiko Ichikawa, 52, hopes to "be of service to Japan and the world" after taking on her new role in July as special aide to Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Ichikawa, who has garnered extensive experience working at a number ...

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running

Asia Pacific Sep 5, 2014

IAEA sees signs North Korea reactor may be running

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs. North Korea announced in April of last ...

World Aug 28, 2014

Iran says it tested new nuclear enrichment machine

Iran has conducted "mechanical" tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear program. Iran's development of new centrifuges to replace its ...