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.

Iran warned of 'last chance' in nuclear talks

2014-07-19 21:46

Iran faces pressure to make concessions over its atomic activities after it and six world powers failed to meet a deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking.

Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

2014-07-13 10:18

Putin has signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on a trip to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia's influence in Latin America.

Farmer blames Fukushima plant for wife's suicide

2014-07-10 11:14

A Japanese court is due to rule on a claim that Tokyo Electric Power is responsible for a woman's suicide, in a landmark case that could force the utility to admit culpability for deaths related to Fukushima.

North Korea continues missile tests

2014-07-09 15:59

North Korea has launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches.

Nuclear group divided over bonding with India

2014-07-03 09:37

An influential global body that controls atomic exports is divided over establishing closer ties with India.

New technique calls nuclear blind-man's-bluff

2014-06-26 13:22

Scientists in the US claim to have devised a novel technique to test the viability of nuclear warheads, a tool that could be useful for disarmament inspectors.

Irate farmers display 'toxic' Fukushima cow

2014-06-20 12:35

Angry farmers from Fukushima have brought a large cow to the centre of Tokyo to demand government investigate a disease they say cattle have developed since the nuclear disaster.

Man caught over nuclear zone thefts

2014-06-13 10:38

A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing over 3 000 items from homes in evacuated areas near a stricken Japanese nuclear plant.

Japan pledges another $15bn for Fukushima

2014-06-04 13:45

In the three years since the Fukushima disaster, Japan's utilities have pledged $15bn to harden their nuclear plants against earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and terrorist attacks.

Japan builds underground ice wall at Fukushima

2014-06-02 14:56

Japan has started work on an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water.

Japan court rules against nuclear restart

2014-05-22 14:48

A Japanese court has ruled against restarting a nuclear power plant in a victory for anti-nuclear activists after the Fukushima disaster.

Cat litter eyed as culprit in radiation leak

2014-05-14 09:50

Cat litter used to absorb liquid in radioactive debris may have triggered a chemical reaction that caused a radiation leak at a US nuclear waste storage site in New Mexico.

Iran won't accept 'nuclear apartheid'

2014-05-11 13:02

Iran will not accept "nuclear apartheid" but is willing to offer more transparency over its atomic activities, President Hassan Rouhani has said ahead of new talks with world powers.

Anonymous nuke ship to dock in SA

2014-05-05 13:51

An application has been made for an unknown ship to enter the Nelson Mandela Bay area, the ship is asking for permission to enter the bay with nuclear material that is unspecified.


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.

Monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'

2014-07-25 10:43

Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study says.

Kerry keeps trying in Iran nuclear talks

2014-07-14 12:52

US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal.

Iran not budging in nuclear talks

2014-07-12 21:43

Iran has stuck to "inadequate and unworkable" positions in nuclear talks with six world powers despite a looming deadline for a deal to end sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its atomic programme, a US official says.

Iraq tells UN that 'terrorists' seized nuke material

2014-07-10 08:22

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the UN in a letter of appeal.

Final push in 'historic' Iran nuclear talks

2014-07-03 16:31

Iran nuclear talks have entered the decisive endgame with a final round of negotiations which could go right down to a 20 July deadline for a deal.

NUM against nuclear energy

2014-07-02 14:41

The National Union of Mineworkers does not support nuclear power to alleviate the country's energy crisis, its acting president Thamsanqa Matosa says.

Nuclear plant restarts water cleansing system

2014-06-23 15:19

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time in three months, the utility says.

Japan satellites to monitor Fukushima, Chernobyl

2014-06-19 14:32

Two Japanese satellites will be launched from Russia to monitor environmental damage near the crippled nuclear plants in Fukushima and Chernobyl, officials say.

Japan's plan to freeze toxic water has problems

2014-06-17 13:52

The operator of Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant says the company's efforts to freeze radioactive water in the facility had hit a glitch and may take longer than expected.

German nuclear waste may be dumped at US site

2014-06-05 08:54

The US says it will study the environmental risk of importing spent nuclear fuel from Germany that contains highly enriched uranium, a move believed to be the first for the US.

Nuclear dump on Aboriginal land declared invalid

2014-06-03 12:31

The earmarking of a remote Australian outback area as a nuclear waste dump has been declared invalid because officials failed to contact all traditional Aboriginal landowners.

Republicans want Obama to confront Russia on nukes

2014-05-27 08:30

Republican representatives are pressing US president Barack Obama to confront Russia over alleged cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty.

Fukushima dumps toxic water in Pacific Ocean

2014-05-21 09:13

The operator of Japan's Fukushima has began releasing groundwater that it says is within legal radiation safety limits into the Pacific Ocean, in a bid to manage huge amounts of radioactive water.

2 Koreas in heated exchange over drones

2014-05-12 12:31

North Korea has denounced South Korea's claim that Pyongyang sent spy drones across the border as a provocative "charade" organised by its "prostitute" president, Park Geun-Hye.

Fewer nuclear plants may curb climate fight

2014-05-08 08:45

Nuclear power plants in the US increasingly risk closure amid growing competition from cheap natural gas, which experts say could hamper Obama's efforts to combat climate change.

Nuclear experts to meet on Iran

2014-05-05 09:00

Nuclear experts from Iran and six world powers are meeting in New York this week amid rising hopes that an agreement can be reached to limit Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons before 20 July.

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