China seeking to build Sudan’s first nuclear reactor

2016-05-24 07:18

China National Nuclear Corporation has agreed with Sudan to build the African nation’s first atomic reactor, China’s latest effort to expand its nuclear technology footprint abroad.

Israel indicts nuclear whistleblower Vanunu

2016-05-09 05:47

Israel has indicted Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu, who spent 18 years behind bars, for meeting with American citizens in Jerusalem and violating other court-ordered restrictions.

France finalising UK nuclear plant deal - minister

2016-04-17 15:00

French minister repeats government's commitment to plans by state-owned company EDF to build a controversial next-generation nuclear plant in Britain.

Environmentalists: SA did sign nuclear deal with Russia

2016-03-30 14:24

Environmentalists who have taken the government to court allege legal documents indicate that South Africa did sign a nuclear deal with Russia.

Future looks bleak for nuclear energy - expert

2016-03-22 15:47

Nuclear power generation has turned into an expensive operation, even when the machines are amortised, says nuclear expert Mycle Schneider.

Japan's nuclear evacuees still fighting to return

2016-03-08 22:55

About 100 000 people have not been able to return home since Japan’s worst nuclear disaster at Fukushima forced them to leave five years ago.

Bird poop likely caused US nuclear reactor outage

2016-03-04 21:16

The operator of a nuclear power plant outside New York City says bird poop was the likely cause of a December shut down.

UN warns of terrorists getting nuclear material

2016-02-22 19:43

The head of the UN nuclear agency is warning of the dangers of nuclear material falling into the hands of terrorists and is urging the world's nations to apply an agreement meant to minimise such dangers

Russia's Rosatom: SA nuclear contract not a done deal

2016-02-17 11:15

Russia’s nuclear energy firm has slammed all myths that Russia has signed a corrupt deal with President Jacob Zuma to secure a long-term nuclear contract in SA.

Uranium in Karoo may be tenfold more than thought

2016-02-15 07:39

A uranium explorer says deposits of the nuclear fuel buried in the semi-arid Karoo region may be 10 times greater than the 25 854 tonne resource it has already found.


Necsa and AG engage over decommissioning and decontamination costs

2016-05-09 06:00

Nuclear firm Necsa is battling to resolve the thorny issue of making adequate provision and accounting for decommissioning and decontamination costs in the years ahead.

The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in numbers

2016-04-25 23:02

Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they're still unknown.

Obama issues stark warning on nuclear terrorism

2016-04-02 12:07

Extremist "madmen" from ISIS will not hesitate to launch a catastrophic nuclear attack, US President Barack Obama has warned.

Japan utility to scrap reactor over safety costs

2016-03-25 11:59

A Japanese nuclear power operator says it will decommission an ageing reactor because of the cost of upgrading, the sixth to be scrapped due to tougher rules.

Anti-nuclear group questions nuclear report

2016-03-18 14:35

Anti-nuclear group questions Fin24 report because it says Tim Yeo, quoted in the story, was accused of accepting money from corporations to advance their agendas.

Crisis-hit French nuclear firm woos SA

2016-03-08 06:59

Fin24 seeks lessons for South Africa during a visit to a French nuclear build project at Flamanville amid the state utility's boardroom dramas and a plunging share price.

SA’s nuclear pebble bed reactor could get second chance

2016-03-03 06:44

A private South African team has been working on its own version of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor, which it could export overseas, says nuclear expert Dr Kelvin Kemm.

French nuclear won't just 'sell and leave SA' - envoy

2016-02-17 21:18

Should France win SA's nuclear bid, it will not just "come in, sell something and leave, taking the money with it", according to a special envoy.

Joemat-Pettersson declines nuclear plans discussion

2016-02-16 13:56

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has raised the ire of MPs after she declined to discuss her department’s future plans following the State of the Nation address.

Zuma: Nuclear plan will roll out at pace we can afford

2016-02-11 20:54

South Africa’s nuclear build programme will roll out at a pace the country can afford, President Jacob Zuma has said in his State of the Nation Address.

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