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Japan to be nuclear-free as last reactor switched off

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:55

Japan on Sunday began switching off its last operating nuclear reactor for an inspection, with no date scheduled for a restart amid strong public hostility towards atomic power.

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor

Last Updated: Saturday, May 05, 2012, 18:10

Japan’s closed down its last running Nuclear reactor on Saturday, resulting in the complete shutdown of 50-strong reactors in the country.

New probe finds worse damage at Fukushima reactor

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 19:50

A new probe at Japan`s crippled nuclear power plant has found fatal radiation levels and hardly any cooling water inside one of the reactors, renewing concerns about the plant`s stability.

Another Japan reactor shuts down; only one left

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 11:15

PM Yoshihiko Noda has promised to reduce Japan`s reliance on nuclear power over time and plans to lay out a new energy policy by the summer.

80% in Japan support nuclear phase-out: Poll

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 23:47

The weekend survey conducted among 3,000 voters showed 80 per cent support the idea of ending nuclear power while 16 per cent are opposed to it.

Fukushima: Japan leaders feared "devil`s chain reaction"

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 21:16

Yukio Edano told the panel that at the height of tension he feared a "devil`s chain reaction".

Japan cabinet OKs bill to cap nuke reactor life

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 17:46

With only three of the country`s 54 reactors now online, officials are desperately trying to avoid a power crunch.

UN atomic watchdog approves Japan`s reactor tests

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 13:16

The UN`s nuclear watchdog gave its seal of approval to Japan`s reactor safety checks.

Giant tent erected over Japan nuclear reactor

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 13:05

Officials hope the cover will keep leaked radioactive materials from spreading.

Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building

Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 10:49

Workers have entered the reactor building of Unit 1 at the Fukushima plant.

Japan`s controversial nuclear reactor reaches criticality

Last Updated: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 20:03

Japan`s controversial "fast-breeder" nuclear reactor reached criticality -- the point when a nuclear chain reaction becomes self-sustaining -- on Saturday following 14 years of suspension.

Japan`s controversial nuclear reactor reaches criticality

Last Updated: Saturday, May 08, 2010, 14:04

Japan`s controversial "fast-breeder" N-reactor reached criticality -- the point when a nuclear chain reaction becomes self-sustaining.