Greenpeace takes Tina to court on nuclear plans

2015-02-27 18:18

Greenpeace has filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court to try and compel Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to update the country's nuclear liability regulations, it says.

N Korea may have 100 atomic arms by 2020

2015-02-25 08:28

North Korea appears poised to expand its nuclear programme over the next five years and in a worst case scenario could possess 100 atomic arms by 2020,

US withholding nuke details from Israel

2015-02-19 14:01

The Obama administration says it is withholding from Israel some sensitive details of its nuclear negotiations with Iran because it is worried that Israeli officials have leaked information to try to scuttle the talks.

India nuclear pact aimed at pushing back Chinese

2015-02-16 14:15

India has sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years.

Cairo, Moscow agree to nuclear deal

2015-02-10 19:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has wrapped up a visit aimed at boosting ties with Egypt with Moscow agreeing to build the country's first nuclear power plant.

Environmentalist: Going green could keep lights on

2015-02-05 19:34

Greenpeace Africa says the government is not fast-tracking investments in renewable energy, but is instead pushing forward with unsustainable, unaffordable plans for nuclear expansion.

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.


SA spies suspect China behind nuke facility break-ins

2015-02-26 09:31

South African spies suspect China was behind a series of break-ins at a nuclear facility near Hartbeespoort Dam, secret documents leaked to Al Jazeera state.

Spy Cables: Mossad contradicted Netanyahu’s warning on Iran

2015-02-24 08:37

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 2012 warning to the UN General Assembly that Iran had almost completed its "plans to build a nuclear weapon" was contradicted by his own country’s spy agency, leaked South African intelligence reports show.

Toxic water worse at Fukushima

2015-02-17 19:06

A team of international experts has expressed concern about the increasing amounts of radiation-contaminated water at the crippled Japanese nuclear plant.

SA ignores advisers over R1trn nuclear plan

2015-02-13 21:30

The government is forging ahead with plans to spend as much as R1trn on nuclear plants, ignoring objections from environmental activists, opposition parties, unions and advisers.

US derails amendment to toughen nuclear safety pact

2015-02-09 20:05

The United States has derailed a proposal to toughen nuclear safety standards by amending a global atomic treaty, diplomats say.

Environmentalists: Going green could keep lights on

2015-02-05 19:23

Greenpeace Africa says the government is not fast-tracking investments in renewable energy, but is instead pushing forward with unsustainable, unaffordable plans for nuclear expansion.

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.

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