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.

US says recognition of Israel not part of Iran nuke deal

2015-04-07 09:04

President Barack Obama has rejected a call by Israel for any nuclear agreement with Iran to be conditional on Tehran’s recognition of the Jewish state’s right to exist, branding it a "fundamental misjudgement".

Concern over Iran nuke deal

2015-04-03 07:52

Israel and Arab countries have expressed concern that a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers could further boost Iran's influence in the region.

Necsa: US concerns about SA nuclear fuel unfounded

2015-03-17 14:21

The Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA has denied that atomic material stored at Pelindaba is unsafe, after US officials voiced concerns that it could be stolen and used to commit terrorist attacks.


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.

Iranians celebrate, Obama hails 'historic' nuclear framework

2015-04-03 13:07

Iranians are celebrating after negotiators reached a framework for a nuclear deal that could bring their country in from the cold.

Ramaphosa: Trust Zuma on Russia nuclear deal

2015-03-26 11:47

MPs should trust President Jacob Zuma's promise that the nuclear agreement with Russia will be open and transparent, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Thousands join anti-nuclear protest in Taiwan

2015-03-14 20:05

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in anti-nuclear protests in Taiwan to urge the government to phase out nuclear power.

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