Japan court: Govt, utility accountable in Fukushima accident

2017-10-10 15:38

A Japanese court ordered the government and the Fukushima plant operator to pay millions to ex-residents who demanded damages for their livelihoods lost in the 2011 disaster.

Reactor fuels Russia bid for post-Fukushima atomic lead

2016-07-06 07:30

The new No. 6 reactor at Russia's Novovoronezh atomic power station is not just about generating power, but relaunching Russia's ambitions to become a major nuclear player.

Don't be fooled by nuclear lobbyists – Fin24 user

2015-12-30 06:49

Fin24 user Wihan Louw disagrees with Dr Kelvin Kemm’s assessment that the tsunami which hit Fukushima nuclear power plant proved nuclear power is safe.

Town lifts evacuation order 4 years after Fukushima disaster

2015-09-05 15:01

The Japanese town of Naraha has lifted a 2011 evacuation order that sent all its 7 400 residents away after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was crippled by a tsunami and spread contamination.

Sodium - the key to nuclear's future?

2014-10-13 14:49

Sodium, the sixth-most abundant element on the planet, is being held up as the key to one of several new types of nuclear reactors being developed.

Radiation spots found at quake-hit plant

2013-08-22 16:26

New spots of high radiation has been found near storage tanks holding highly contaminated water, the Fukushima nuclear plant operator says.

Fukushima costs may soar to $125bn

2012-11-07 15:00

The cost of the clean-up and compensation after Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster may double to $125bn, the plant's operator has warned.


Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

2016-11-11 19:00

Japan has signed a pact in which it agreed to sell India civil nuclear power equipment and technology, as the Japanese nuclear industry seeks markets overseas because of shrinking business at home since the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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.

Japan restarts second nuclear reactor

2015-10-15 18:00

A nuclear reactor near an active volcano in Japan has been put back online, the second unit to be restarted in the country under updated regulations following a triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi atomic power station in 2011.

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.

Fresh doubts over Japan nuclear restarts

2014-06-30 15:15

Japanese authorities, keen to restart nuclear power plants three years after the Fukushima disaster, may face an additional hurdle in securing approval.

Warning over nuclear plant

2012-11-11 11:24

Japan's only working nuclear power plant sits on what may be a seismic fault in the earth's crust, a geologist has warned, saying it is "very silly" to allow it to continue operating.

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak

2012-10-26 13:23

Higher than normal radiation levels found in fish caught off Japan's east coast could indicate the Fukushima nuclear plant is still leaking.

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