North Korea restarts plutonium reactor

2016-02-09 20:33

North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor that could provide fuel for nuclear weapons, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says..

N Korea apparently preparing 'some kind of launch' - US official

2016-01-28 22:26

North Korea appears to be readying for some kind of a rocket launch, a US defence official says, though it did not appear to be a ballistic missile.

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

2016-01-18 20:04

As the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into a wintry sky, people over the border in the Dutch town of Nieuw-Namen are on edge.

Iran still intent on acquiring nuclear arms - Israel

2016-01-17 11:11

Iran is still seeking to achieve nuclear military capabilities, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday, after a deal with world powers scaling down Tehran's nuclear abilities was implemented.

Japan, US, S Korea to tackle North on nuke

2016-01-16 14:13

Senior diplomats from the US, Japan and South Korea have agreed on working toward a strong response in the UN Security Council to North Korea's recent nuclear test.

The story behind Eskom’s ‘unlawful’ Koeberg contract

2016-01-13 10:15

The spotlight of controversy continues to shine on an Eskom contract with Areva to replace six steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear power station.

UN chief demands N Korea cease 'nuclear activities'

2016-01-06 21:59

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has denounced North Korea's nuclear test and called on Pyongyang to halt its nuclear programme.

US accuses Iran of conducting tests near warships

2015-12-30 14:02

The US military has accused Iran of conducting rocket tests near US warships and commercial traffic in the Strait of Hormuz.

Adding up nuclear costs reveals scary possibility

2015-12-30 06:49

Sums done to prove that the cost of building 9 600 MW of nuclear power stations in South Africa will cost around R250bn simply do not add up, says a Fin24 user.

Nuclear procurement irrational - DA

2015-12-14 17:25

The Democratic Alliance has questioned the 'sidelining' of Parliament in the approval of the nuclear procurement programme.


'Mischievous' anti-nuclear group tackles Mantashe

2016-02-03 21:00

Cabinet has endorsed nuclear power and now Gwede Mantashe, ANC secretary general, has stated that those who claim that SA can't afford it, are 'mischievous'.

China planning to build floating nuclear power plant

2016-01-27 13:30

China is planning to build a floating nuclear power station as it seeks to double its atomic capacity by 2020, a senior official says.

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

2016-01-17 15:00

As the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into the sky, people over the border in a Dutch town are on edge.

Pressure on China over North Korea nuke

2016-01-16 20:53

Japan, South Korea and the US have ratcheted up pressure on China to support the "strongest possible" punishment against North Korea, following Pyongyang's nuclear test earlier this month.

Concerns over two Belgian nuclear reactors

2016-01-14 20:18

Two Belgian nuclear reactors which were temporarily shut down due to structural problems should never have been restarted, according to a study commissioned by a pro-environmental group

US troops in South Korea on highest alert

2016-01-11 17:58

The US has placed the 28 500 troops it has stationed in South Korea on the highest level of readiness following North Korea's test of an atomic bomb, Yonhap news agency reports.

Tales from Nuclear Wonderland

2015-12-31 15:27

A group of concerned citizens within the Nelson Mandela Bay area, opposed to the Thyspunt nuclear project, provide their opinion in reaction to the view of Dr Kelvin Kemm.

Nuclear adviser responds to his critics

2015-12-30 07:28

Dr Kelvin Kemm responds to the anti-nuclear community, who criticised his update on the process to recommend Thyspunt as the site to build a nuclear power station.

Modi meets Putin with eye on defence deals

2015-12-24 21:42

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a visit that could see the two countries agree a number of defence and energy deals worth billions of dollars.

German physicists at landmark in nuclear fusion

2015-12-10 22:36

Scientists in Germany say they had reached a milestone in a quest to derive energy from nuclear fusion, billed as a potentially limitless, safe and cheap source.

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