US quietly cutting nuclear force

2017-03-20 05:25

The US Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of long-range nuclear missiles to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia.

Friends and friction: We risk a slide to the Stone Age

2017-03-12 06:26

Africa runs the risk of falling back into the Stone Age when compared with our trading partners and the rest of the world.

North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters

2017-03-06 05:35

Nuclear-armed North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles in another challenge to US President Donald Trump, with three landing provocatively close to America's ally Japan.

Nuclear deal: The calm before the storm?

2017-02-22 15:07

National Treasury’s 2017 Budget Review and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s speech have kept a wide berth from mentioning nuclear energy.

Credit downgrade could increase cost of nuclear - expert

2017-02-21 20:00

Losing the investment grade rating could make nuclear power more expensive, cautions an industry expert.

Slovenian nuclear plant shut down

2017-02-16 21:28

A 35-year old nuclear plant in Slovenia automatically shut down because of a water supply problem, its operator says.

Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no risk'

2017-02-09 17:03

An explosion at a nuclear power plant in northern France has caused minor injuries, but took place outside the plant's nuclear zone and posed no risk of contamination, authorities say.

Costly delays upset reactor renaissance, keep nuclear at bay

2017-02-03 07:53

Costly delays, growing complexity and new safety requirements in the wake of the triple meltdown at Fukushima are conspiring to thwart a new age of nuclear reactor construction.

Are anti-nuclear activists blinded by Zupta fear? Why SA needs nuclear power – economist

2017-01-26 15:30

SA faces a dark future if it increases renewables and cuts coal and nuclear, says an independent analyst. He sets out the pros and cons of the various energy options.

France closing ageing nuclear plant

2017-01-24 18:58

France has taken a key step towards shutting down its oldest nuclear power station, a campaign promise of Socialist President Francois Hollande.


Room for renewables and nuclear in energy mix - researcher

2017-03-12 15:49

A researcher suggests renewables could not be a source of base load power in the future, despite their low cost. However, they still have a valuable role to play in SA's energy mix.

Trauma to lives, economy from tsunami persists 6 years on

2017-03-11 14:53

Japan is marking the anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18 000 people dead or missing and led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.

Fukushima operator eyes plan to clean up plant

2017-02-23 22:45

The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant says it will craft a plan this summer to extract highly radioactive fuel from the damaged reactors.

Delays in nuclear projects drive costs - expert

2017-02-22 07:01

Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.

Crunch time as Eskom faces break-up push

2017-02-21 06:00

OUTA plans to lay a complaint with the Competition Commission to fine and unbundle Eskom, in a bid to undo what it described as the power utility’s “monopolistic control”.

Three guaranteed expenses for Budget 2017

2017-02-15 20:05

There are three imperative funding areas which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could mention in Budget 2017.

Cleaner robot pulled from Fukushima reactor due to radiation

2017-02-09 16:03

A remote-controlled "cleaning" robot that entered one of three wrecked Fukushima reactor containment chambers has been withdrawn before completing its mission due to glitches most likely caused by high radiation.

Trump puts Iran 'on notice,' denounces nuclear deal

2017-02-03 05:50

President Donald Trump says Iran was now formally "on notice" after a recent missile test, while also claiming the Islamic Republic was on the brink of collapse when it signed an international nuclear deal.

France’s EDF also on board to bid for nuclear build

2017-01-25 15:55

French power utility EDF has announced it intends to submit a response to Eskom’s Request for Information for the 9.6 GW nuclear new build procurement programme.

Toshiba dives on reported nuclear power losses

2017-01-19 17:18

Toshiba shares have plunged in Tokyo following reports of huge losses at its US nuclear power business.

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