EU hails 'serious' Iran nuclear talks

2015-01-19 13:41

Negotiators for Iran and six global powers striving to reach a complex deal on Tehran's nuclear programme had 'serious and useful' discussions in Geneva and will meet again next month, the EU say.

First UAE nuclear plant to start in 2017

2014-12-22 14:45

The first nuclear reactor being built by the United Arab Emirates will come on line in 2017 and the rest will be fully operational by 2020, says an official.

Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors

2014-12-17 10:16

Japan's nuclear watchdog has given the green light to restarting two more atomic reactors, days after pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to election victory.

Moldova dirty bomb 'smugglers' arrested

2014-12-09 16:01

Moldovan police say they have detained seven people on suspicion of smuggling uranium and mercury from Russia to be used in a dirty bomb.

UN: Israel must renounce nuclear arms

2014-12-03 07:29

The UN General Assembly has approved an Arab-backed resolution, calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

Last chance saloon for Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-24 15:29

Time is running out for the biggest chance in years to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff, as Tehran and world powers make a final push for a deal but with a risky extension looking likely.

Guptas intend listing uranium mine on JSE

2014-11-22 11:35

The controversial Gupta family intends listing a uranium mine on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to raise R800m, a Johannesburg newspaper reports.

Areva on the ropes after it suspends targets

2014-11-19 14:50

The government is considering injecting $2.5bn into struggling French nuclear giant Areva, which announced it was suspending its outlook for the next two years.

Russia sees chance of deal at nuclear talks with Iran

2014-11-12 13:08

A deal is vital at talks between world powers and Tehran on Iran’s nuclear programme and Russia is not considering the possibility of the negotiations failing, a senior Russian envoy says.

Russia to build 2 more nuclear reactors for Iran

2014-11-11 16:52

Russia has signed a deal with Iran to build two new nuclear reactors and agreed to expand the total number of Russian reactors in the country to eight, the state nuclear agency Rosatom says.

Iran nuclear deal may not be reached – Obama

2014-11-10 08:41

The US and Iran are set to hold a second day of high-level talks in Oman after a warning from President Barack Obama that there may be no nuclear accord as a deadline looms.

Russia snubs US on nuclear summit

2014-11-06 14:04

Russia has confirmed it will not attend the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, accusing Washington of seeking to play first fiddle on matters of nuclear safety.

White House regrets Russia's absence from nuclear summit

2014-11-04 22:53

The White House says it regretted Russia's decision not to attend preparatory meeting last week for the 2016 nuclear security summit.

Secret nuclear deal talks held in KZN

2014-10-24 09:25

Twenty of Vladimir Putin’s top nuclear experts have pitched for South Africa's biggest-ever deal - with an estimated R1 trillion price tag - at a secret meeting in the Drakensberg, The Witness reports.

Chernobyl radioactivity spikes hit reindeer

2014-10-10 07:27

Almost three decades after the Chernobyl disaster thousands of kilometres away, a jump in radioactivity levels is making Norwegian reindeer meat unfit for consumption.

Tina Joemat-Pettersson must tell Parliament about nuclear deal

2014-09-27 12:26

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will have to inform Parliament's portfolio committee on energy on the nuclear deal with Russia.

Joemat-Pettersson to address IAEA

2014-09-21 20:59

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson is to address the 58th general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency being held in Austria.

Japan approves restart of 1st nuclear reactors

2014-09-10 12:15

Japan's nuclear regulator has given the go-ahead for the restart of a nuclear power station, the first step to reopening an industry that was mothballed after the Fukushima disaster.

Eskom signs Areva contract

2014-09-07 10:32

Eskom has signed a contract with French nuclear and renewable energy company Areva for the replacement of Koeberg power station's steam generators.

Iran: Nuclear deal possible if world is 'sincere'

2014-09-05 18:09

A top Iranian negotiator says that a comprehensive nuclear agreement with the West remains possible before a November deadline, as long as world powers are sincere during upcoming talks.

US to hold new nuclear talks with Iran

2014-09-04 10:31

American and Iranian officials are set to resume negotiations in Geneva as they seek to hammer out a full nuclear deal ahead of a November deadline, US officials say.

Keep an open mind about nuclear - Ramaphosa

2014-08-27 17:51

South Africa should keep an open mind about nuclear energy as it seeks to diversify and secure its energy supply, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

US ship finishes neutralising Syria's chemical arms

2014-08-19 12:35

A specially equipped US ship has finished neutralising all 600 tons of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community.

Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US atomic bombing

2014-08-09 12:23

Tens of thousands have marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima

2014-08-06 11:00

Japan is marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on President Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars.


Energy agency to inspect Japan’s disaster-hit plant

2015-01-08 13:25

The International Atomic Energy Agency will send a team of experts to Japan in mid-February for a fresh review of the country's efforts to scrap the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

2014-12-17 15:52

World powers have resumed negotiations with Iran over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme, more than three weeks after they last met and gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal.

GE, Hitachi reactor design gets approval

2014-12-12 19:15

GE and Hitachi have cleared the next regulatory hurdle towards permission for the use of their joint nuclear reactor design in Britain.

Hagel's departure won't slow nuke reforms

2014-12-03 10:23

A top US official says Chuck Hagel's surprise resignation as Pentagon chief won't steal momentum from his plan to change how the nuclear air force is managed.

Iraqi army retakes chemical weapons site from ISIS

2014-12-02 13:14

The Iraqi army has retaken from Islamist insurgents a sprawling complex where aging remnants of Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons programme are stored in bunkers.

Kerry: Big gaps remain in Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-22 16:11

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there are still serious gaps in talks over Iran's nuclear programme despite signs of some progress two days before a deadline to reach a deal between Tehran and major powers.

Kerry seeks breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

2014-11-21 14:10

Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame as US secretary of state John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline.

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile

2014-11-13 13:07

Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired an intermediate-range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

Russia sees chance of nuclear deal with Iran

2014-11-12 10:49

A deal is vital at talks between world powers and Tehran on Iran's nuclear programme and Russia is not considering the possibility of the negotiations failing.

Iran, US resume crunch nuclear talks in Oman

2014-11-10 13:28

The US and Iran have started a second day of talks aimed at breaking the deadlock on a nuclear deal, with the clock ticking down to a 24 November deadline.

Governor gives OK to Japan nuclear restart

2014-11-08 14:10

A local governor has given the green light to restarting an atomic power station, granting the pro-nuclear government a significant victory in its bid to get Japan's reactor network online.

Syria's remaining chemical facilities to be destroyed

2014-11-06 07:25

Work on destroying Syria's last remaining chemical weapons production facilities will begin this month and should be completed next year, the UN Security Council has heard.

Mystery drones fly over French nuclear sites

2014-11-04 05:05

Security officials are investigating a spate of mysterious and illegal flights by drone aircraft over more than a dozen nuclear power stations in France.

Six concepts for the future of nuclear power

2014-10-13 14:50

The following systems are in focus by the Generation IV International Forum, researching new types of nuclear reactors to replace the water-cooled models.

Japan: Volcanic eruption has no impact on nuclear restart

2014-09-29 07:43

The deadly eruption of a volcano in Japan over the weekend won’t affect the restart of the Sendai nuclear reactor, which is in a separate volcanically active area, a spokesperson says.

DA wants details of Russia nuclear deal

2014-09-22 21:30

The DA says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must divulge details of a nuclear power agreement signed with Russia.

Iran: West must drop 'illogical' nuclear demands

2014-09-11 17:42

Iran says world powers should abandon their “illogical demands” over its nuclear programme, ahead of talks to try to bridge wide differences in positions and end the decade-old dispute.

Eskom shrugs off nuclear 'war'

2014-09-07 17:00

City Press reports that Eskom is putting up a massive show of bravado regarding an impending review of a R4bn tender.

Westinghouse abandons interdict - Eskom

2014-09-05 18:35

Eskom says Westinghouse Electric SA has abandoned its bid to stop it from going into business with Areva, but it still wants documents relating to the R4bn tender.

North Korea nuclear reactor may be operating again

2014-09-05 15:30

North Korea's reactor at its main nuclear site, capable of giving the isolated regime plutonium for nuclear weapons, may be operational again, the UN says.

Fukushima accepts radioactive waste storage

2014-09-01 16:40

The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima has agreed to accept the 'temporary' storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff.

UN: Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal

2014-08-21 08:01

The UN nuclear agency says Iran is keeping commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities.

Sweden may build a nuclear reactor for research

2014-08-14 13:52

The Swedish government is looking at building a nuclear reactor purely for research, although a decision will not be taken until after a general election in September.

Areva may have negative credit rating

2014-08-07 16:30

French nuclear group Areva may find its investment grade credit rating under threat after warning of lower sales.

Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty - US

2014-07-29 09:42

In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration has accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations.

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