Germany's oldest remaining nuclear plant shuts down

2015-06-28 18:59

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by the end of 2022.

Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, ISIS

2015-06-26 09:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, ISIS's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

Surveillance law lets US ratify nuclear terrorism treaties

2015-06-07 20:59

The surveillance bill that hasbecame law includes a little-noticed section that will let the US complete ratification of two long-stalled treaties aimed at stopping terrorists who wield radioactive bombs.

Govt takes over nuclear build programme

2015-06-02 18:43

The Department of Energy will take over from Eskom as the lead agency implementing the country’s multibillion-dollar nuclear- reactor programme.

Taiwan restricts Japanese food imports

2015-05-15 20:32

Taiwan has began enforcing stricter rules on inspecting imported Japanese food products potentially originating in radiation-exposed areas, prompting a warning from Tokyo.

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

2015-04-26 15:58

Ukrainians have marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, laying wreaths and candles near the plant.

Mexico scrambles to find stolen radioactive material

2015-04-16 20:28

Authorities are appealed for help among Mexico's population to locate stolen radioactive material, the latest theft of such dangerous substances in the country.

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

2015-04-14 15:03

Turkey has launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant, a controversial $20bn project slammed by ecologists which Ankara hopes will begin a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency.

India's Modi goes shopping for nuclear power

2015-04-09 14:00

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to advance the purchase of massive nuclear reactors and fuel from France and Canada to power a resurgent economy.

Firefighters try to sink Russian nuclear sub

2015-04-07 21:42

Russian emergency crews are trying to submerge a nuclear submarine that caught fire while undergoing repairs in dry dock.


Why we must ban the bomb

2015-06-28 16:11

The world can ill afford the economic consequences of nuclear warfare, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Fukushima: 7 000 want compensation

2015-06-16 07:41

About 7 000 residents near Fukushima prefecture are seeking compensation of $15m through an out-of-court settlement with the operator of a ravaged Japanese nuclear plant, a report says.

Govt takes over nuclear build programme

2015-06-03 09:22

The Department of Energy will take over from Eskom as the lead agency implementing the country’s multibillion-dollar nuclear- reactor programme.

South Korea, US, Japan discuss North Korea nuclear concerns

2015-05-27 10:39

Nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan and the United States have met in Seoul, seeking a way forward to revive long-stalled, six-party talks with North Korea on its nuclear weapons programme.

Fire at NY nuclear power plant

2015-05-10 09:41

A nuclear power reactor to the north of New York has been shut down after a transformer fire, but officials say the plant is stable.

SA sends first 50 nuclear trainees to China

2015-04-21 17:07

Fifty SA trainees have left for China to embark on a 4-month nuclear training stint, kicking off an extensive programme with the Chinese nuclear industry.

Kerry still confident US can conclude Iran nuclear deal

2015-04-15 13:59

Secretary of State John Kerry says he is still confident that the US administration can conclude a nuclear with Iran after President Barack Obama agrees to sign legislation giving congress the right to reject an agreement.

Nene: Nuclear build a ‘substantial commitment’

2015-04-09 17:23

South Africa’s proposed nuclear build programme would be “a substantial commitment”, acknowledges Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

CIA defends nuclear deal with Iran

2015-04-08 09:11

CIA director John Brennan has given a staunch defence of the framework nuclear deal with Iran, calling some criticism of the accord 'disingenuous' while expressing surprise at Tehran's concessions.

Russian nuclear submarine catches fire

2015-04-07 20:07

A nuclear submarine has caught fire in a shipyard in Russia's northern province of Arkhangelsk but there were no weapons on board.

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