Westinghouse could be sold by year's end, U.S. seen telling India

Jul 3, 2017

Westinghouse could be sold by year's end, U.S. seen telling India

The U.S. administration has told India that Westinghouse Electric Co. will emerge from bankruptcy and be sold by the year end, industry and diplomatic sources have said, raising the prospect of a Washington-supported sale or bailout for the nuclear firm. India, like other nuclear nations, ...

Jun 23, 2017

NRA urging background checks on students using Japan's research reactors

Japan's nuclear regulator has urged universities to conduct background checks on students and researchers working at research reactors, as a step to ensure the proper handling of nuclear materials and prevent terrorism, a source said Thursday. The check items include mental disorder and criminal records ...

May 10, 2017

Kepco eyes restarting Takahama reactor on May 17

Kansai Electric Power Co. is planning to reactivate an idled nuclear reactor on the Sea of Japan coast on May 17 at the earliest, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. The planned restart of the reactor 4 at the Takahama plant in Fukui Prefecture ...

Jan 19, 2017

Nuclear watchdog calls for pipe checkups at reactors after damage found

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will prioritize air conditioning and ventilation pipe checks at key facilities of nuclear power reactors that have passed safety screenings, including plants already brought back online. The decision Wednesday came after significant corrosion and holes were found in ventilation pipes in ...

Full-scale model used to test decommissioning for Fukushima reactor

Nov 29, 2016

Full-scale model used to test decommissioning for Fukushima reactor

A research institute has used a full-size mock-up of part of a nuclear reactor to conduct trial decommissioning experiments for use on the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant. The International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning (IRID) carried out the experiments Tuesday using a 20-meter wide, ...