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Japan 'cannot do without` nuclear power: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said Japan "cannot do without" nuclear power, speaking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating Fukushima disaster.

Japan restarts full commercial operation of second N-reactor

The resumption of full commercial operation followed a final two-day inspection by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), Japan's nuclear watchdog, Xinhua news agency reported.

Japan clears restart of third nuclear power unit

Japan clears restart of third nuclear power unit

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) had approved the reactivation of the plant in July.

Fukushima nuclear accident has left deep mental scar on locals

Fukushima nuclear accident has left deep mental scar on locals

Traumatised locals in Fukushima still spend sleepless nights even as Japan re-started last month one of its fifty nuclear plants that have been shut down after the massive atomic disaster in 2011.

Japan's nuclear industry pledges to refire reactors

Japan's pro-nuclear lobby pledged on Monday that 2015 would be the year reactors are restarted, despite public wariness that has lingered since the Fukushima disaster.

Japan's ruling party wants 20% nuclear power in energy mix: Reports

Japan`s ruling party wants a revived nuclear power sector to eventually make up a fifth of electricity generation, local media said, a controversial move for a public opposed to nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

Japan utilities set to scrap five ageing nuclear reactors

 Three ageing nuclear reactors in Japan will be decommissioned due to the high cost of upgrading them in line with tougher safety standards set after the Fukushima disaster, their operators said on Tuesday.

Japan aims to restart nuclear reactor in June: Sources

Japan`s government is aiming to restart a nuclear reactor by around June following a lengthy and politically-sensitive approval process in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, sources familiar with the plans said.

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Survivors bowed deeply at remembrance ceremonies in towns and cities around the disaster zone and in Tokyo, where Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led tributes to those who died in Japan`s worst peace-time disaster.

China to raise nuke power capacity by 20 per cent

China on Tuesday announced plans to raise its installed nuclear power generation capacity by 20 per cent this year, shaking off concerns over atomic safety in the wake of Japan`s Fukushima disaster.

Japan to review plans to abandon nuclear power

The new government in Japan has announced it will review planned nuclear power phase-out proposed by the previous administration.

China permits construction of `small number` of new N plants

The construction of new nuclear power stations will be resumed in coast areas but only in a small number, a statement from the Chinese government said.

China tacitly permits resumption of new N plants` construction

The Chinese government has tacitly begun granting permissions for the resumption of construction of several new nuclear power plants that were halted after the Fukoshima disaster.

`Weak links in security of India`s N-plants`

Weak links have been pointed out in the security of nuclear power plants along India`s coastline, a top official involved in the country`s disaster management efforts said.

Nuke disaster: Radiation levels high in Japan

Farmland in parts of Japan is no
longer safe because of high levels of radiation in the soil, scientists have warned.

India wants new tests before French reactors order

India wants new test results in light of the Fukushima disaster before finalising a multi-billion-euro order with France`s Areva for new reactors, France`s energy minister said on Monday.

Russia finds nuclear safety faults after Fukushima

Russia has till now steadfastly defended its 10 nuclear power plants, 32 reactors against criticism.

‘Dangers of nuclear technology being underplayed’

EA Sarma talks to Zee Research Group’s Rakesh Khar about nuclear energy.

‘Dangers of nuclear technology being underplayed’

EA Sarma talks to Zee Research Group’s Rakesh Khar about nuclear energy.

‘Study needed before setting up new N-power parks’

Existing nuclear clusters should also be studied in the wake of Japan disaster, a top scientist said.