UK Labour Party to poll scrapping nukes

2015-09-27 20:15

Leftward lurch by Britain's Labour Party puts unilateral nuclear disarmament back on agenda.

Britain pledges £2bn for nuclear plant

2015-09-21 09:46

Britain has pledged £2 billion for a proposed nuclear plant in southwest England, paving the way for the country's first such new power station in 20 years.

Nuclear deal will be clean - ANC MP

2015-09-13 18:00

South Africans who are worried about the controversial and expensive nuclear deal being shoved down their throats have received support from an unexpected quarter.

Israeli nuclear whistle-blower under house arrest over interview

2015-09-10 21:05

An Israeli court has put nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu under seven days' house arrest for giving a TV interview more than a decade after completing an 18-year jail term, reports say.

Minister dismisses R1trn cost for nuclear plan

2015-09-01 10:46

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has dismissed reports that the nuclear build programme will cost R1trn.

‘Nuclear not needed and perfect for graft’

2015-08-24 09:17

A Russian activist who blew the whistle on South Africa’s pending nuclear marriage with Russia believes the deal is all about power; but not the type needed for the grid.

US senator puts brakes on Canadian nuke waste

2015-08-11 18:14

a Michigan Senator wants a US-Canadian study on the proposal for nuke waste disposal near Lake Huron.

Netanyahu lobbies US Jews to act against Iran deal

2015-08-06 16:03

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a campaign to mobilise Jewish Americans against the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers championed by President Barack Obama.

Gearing up for the nuclear age

2015-08-02 18:30

Multinationals competing in South Africa for lucrative contracts are sweetening the deal with comprehensive technology transfer arrangements.

Fukushima compensation to be increased to $57bn

2015-07-28 19:45

Japan has approved an increase in compensation payments for the Fukushima crisis to ¥7.07trn, as many evacuees remain in temporary housing four years after the disaster.


Japanese expert cautions SA on nuclear waste

2015-09-23 06:31

A Japanese nuclear energy expert has cautioned SA decision makers to think carefully about nuclear waste before committing to its nuclear build programme.

N Korea confirms reactor restart after hints of missile launch

2015-09-15 10:14

North Korea has confirmed the restarting of a nuclear reactor seen as its main source of weapons-grade plutonium, raising the second red flag in 24 hours over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

European leaders to US Congress: We're confident in Iran deal

2015-09-10 22:08

The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have expressed confidence in the agreement reached between world powers and Iran on its nuclear programme, as US lawmakers weigh the deal.

Kenya signs China nuclear power deal

2015-09-10 19:59

Kenya has signed a deal with China as part of the east African nation's plans to have a nuclear power station by 2025, the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board says.

Koeberg unit 2 going down for maintenance

2015-08-31 16:46

Koeberg's unit 2 will be shut down for scheduled refuelling and maintenance and is expected to return back to service by mid-December, says Eskom.

SA nuclear plan stirs fears of secrecy, corruption

2015-08-14 13:55

Fears are growing that agreements to build nuclear power plants that could be the most expensive procurement in the country's history will be made behind closed doors.

Calls to abolish nukes on 70th anniversary of Nagasaki bombing

2015-08-09 08:11

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki with a determination to lead the global effort of nuclear disarmament.

Why we forgot Hiroshima

2015-08-03 11:25

On Thursday, it will be 70 years since the 1945 US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. If ever there was an example of America’s power on the media – and, for that matter, memory – it’s the fact that hardly anyone remembers the event, writes Grethe Koen

(Nuclear) physics of learning in Russia

2015-08-02 15:19

Mapheto Masibane boasts an impressive CV, having matriculated when he was only 15 and getting 100% for maths to boot

Japanese farmer warned nuclear operator of risks in 2004

2015-07-21 18:06

A Japanese farmer says she urged Fukushima power plant executives to implement anti-tsunami measures to mitigate the threat of a major crisis, years before the 2011 catastrophe occurred.

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