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In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:56

On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

Japan lets first evacuees live in nuke no-go zone

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 14:38

For the first time since Japan`s nuclear disaster three years ago, authorities are allowing residents to return to live in their homes within a tiny part of a 20-kilometer (12-mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant.

Fukushima worker dies after accident: Plant operator

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:23

A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan died in hospital Friday after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility’s operator said.

Fuel removal project halted at Japan`s Fukushima plant

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:16

Work to remove spent fuel rod assemblies from Japan`s destroyed Fukushima reactor has been halted after possible damage to a giant crane, the first major delay in an operation to remove 1,533 fuel assemblies from a holding pool.

Fukushima water decontamination system down again

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:04

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said today it had shut down a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water, just hours after it came back online.

Govt keen to sign accord with Russia for Unit III, IV of KNPP

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 19:07

Clearing the liability hurdle with Russia, the government is keen to sign the long-pending agreement for Unit III and IV of Kudankulam nuclear plant before its term ends in May and is planning to approach the Election Commission for clearance.

Fukushima operator halts water decontamination system

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 13:51

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Wednesday it has temporarily shut down a decontamination system that scrubs radiation-tainted water used to cool damaged reactors.

Greenpeace activists arrested in French nuclear break-in

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 14:23

French police arrested 34 Greenpeace activists on Tuesday who forced their way into a nuclear power plant operated by EDF in Fessenheim, eastern France, the company said.

Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 13:35

Environmental activists from Greenpeace entered a nuclear power plant operated by EDF in Fessenheim, eastern France, on Tuesday, demanding European governments cut the use of nuclear energy, the group said.

Nuclear fuel complex to come up in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 10:10

India is setting up a second nuclear fuel complex to reprocess atomic fuel in view of growing number of atomic reactors in the country.

Safety lapses rapped after US nuclear plant fire

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 11:16

A fire which sparked the evacuation of a major underground US nuclear waste plant last month was preventable, according to a report out Friday highlighting safety lapses at the site. 

Fukushima nuclear workers rally against plant operator

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 16:25

Fukushima nuclear plant workers rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power, complaining they were forced to work for meagre pay in dangerous conditions.