South Korea, US civil nuclear deal kicks off

2015-11-25 17:56

A new nuclear deal has come into force between Seoul and Washington, opening the possibility of South Korea developing its own capacity to process nuclear material for fuel.

Cracks found in Scottish nuclear reactor

2015-11-20 07:36

Cracks have been discovered in graphite bricks around the core of a nuclear reactor at a power station in Scotland during an inspection, operator EDF says.

Finland to build world's first permanent nuke waste facility

2015-11-12 21:07

Finland's government has given the green light for the construction of the world's first permanent repository designed to store nuclear waste for 100 000 years.

SA barking up the wrong nuclear tree - expert

2015-11-04 07:57

A global nuclear expert says he is baffled by SA's interest in old technology for its nuclear programme when reactors that consume their own waste are available.

Nene allocates R200m for nuclear prep work

2015-10-21 14:58

Treasury has allocated R200m to the Department of Energy for preparatory work to assess the costs and risks of building four more nuclear power stations.

Saudi, Hungary sign nuclear pact

2015-10-19 17:35

Oil giant Saudi Arabia, which is trying to diversify its energy sources, has signed an agreement with Hungary to cooperate in the peaceful use of atomic energy.

Obama on Iran missile test: There are costs to bad behaviour

2015-10-16 22:39

Iran's ballistic missile test is the latest in a series of violations by Tehran regarding the use of missiles, and the US will continue to pressure Iran on the matter despite a nuclear agreement, President Barack Obama says.

Nuclear waste ship leaves France for Australia

2015-10-16 14:44

A ship carrying 25 tons of nuclear waste has left France for Australia despite protests from environmental campaigners who said they were concerned about 'deficiencies' in the vessel.

NGOs take government to court over nuclear plans

2015-10-15 16:27

Two NGOs have approached courts to challenge government’s plans to procure nuclear reactors for a 'complete lack of transparency' among other issues.

Sweden to close two more nuclear reactors

2015-10-14 17:12

Two ageing nuclear reactors at the Oskarshamn plant in southeastern Sweden will be decommissioned, the owner and operator OKG says.


Nuclear and renewable: SA's ambitious new energy mix

2015-11-23 06:39

Heavily reliant on coal-fired electricity, SA is launching ambitious new projects aimed at diversifying its energy sources and avoiding load shedding.

Nuke waste to be stored for 100 000 years in Finland

2015-11-13 16:46

Finland's government has given the green light for the construction of the world's first permanent repository designed to store nuclear waste for 100 000 years.

A South African venture into Russia’s world of nuclear energy

2015-11-10 06:52

3-PART VIDEO STORY: A media tour of Russia’s nuclear facilities felt more like the Amazing Race on steroids than a leisurely sight-seeing trip, says Matthew le Cordeur.

Joemat-Pettersson urged to table energy plan so nuclear aim can be clear

2015-11-01 14:22

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must urgently table the Integrated Energy Plan so parliament can scrutinise key issues like nuclear plans, says the DA.

Chinese state visit to the UK sees stronger nuclear ties

2015-10-21 10:32

Britain and China are set to seal business contracts worth billions, the second day of President Xi Jinping's state visit, including on Britain's first nuclear power plant in decades.

West prepares to end sanctions as Iran deal adopted

2015-10-19 17:00

The US and Europe have begun preparing to lift the trade sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy, as a historic deal comes to effect.

US: Iran tested nuclear-capable ballistic missile

2015-10-16 18:21

The United States has confirmed that Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon in "clear violation" of a UN Security Council ban on ballistic missile tests.

Japan restarts second nuclear reactor

2015-10-15 18:00

A nuclear reactor near an active volcano in Japan has been put back online, the second unit to be restarted in the country under updated regulations following a triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi atomic power station in 2011.

Japan restarts second reactor at Sendai nuclear plant

2015-10-15 13:30

Japan has restarted a second reactor at the Sendai nuclear plant as the government pushes ahead with an unpopular return to atomic energy.

Rosatom says Egypt nuclear talks in final stages

2015-10-14 15:00

Russia's state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom is in the final stages of talks for a contract to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, a senior official of the company says.

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