Britain to take nuclear plant share for national security

Britain will have a "special share" in the French-led new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant consortium to safeguard national security, British energy officials told a parliamentary hearing this week.

Three South Korean workers die at nuke plant construction site

Three South Korean workers died on Friday after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a nuclear plant being built by South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company, which has come under recent threats by hackers, a company official said.

South Korea's Park says leak of nuclear plant data a "grave situation"

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday the leak of data from the country`s nuclear operator was a "grave situation" that was unacceptable as a matter of national security.

South Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, but no risk to reactors
South Korea nuclear plant operator says hacked, but no risk to reactors

 Computer systems at South Korea’s nuclear plant operator have been hacked, but only non-critical data has been lost and there is no risk to the safety of nuclear installations including the country`s 23 atomic reactors, the company and the government said on Monday.

Belgium nuclear plant restarted after sabotage

One of Belgium`s seven nuclear reactors came back on line Friday, four and a half months after a mysterious sabotage caused its closure, the plant`s operator Electrabel said on Friday.

Greenpeace fined over Spain nuclear protest: Court

A Spanish court has fined Greenpeace and 16 of its activists USD 25,000 for damage caused during a protest at a nuclear plant but acquitted them of other, more serious charges.

Finland approves construction of nuclear plant by Russia

Finland`s Parliament on Friday gave the green-light to the construction of the country`s third nuclear plant by Russia`s Rosatom.

Britain eyes nuclear overhaul despite French delays

Britain is pressing ahead with an overhaul of its ageing nuclear plants despite trouble at home with the French firms leading the drive and doubts after the Fukushima disaster, officials said on Thursday.

Ukraine nuclear plant short circuit adds to power woes

Ukraine said Wednesday a short circuit at a nuclear plant posed "no threat" but had added to electricity shortages at a time when the country is struggling to keep the lights on. 

Kudankulam: Cost of units 3, 4 surpasses Rs 39,000 crore

 Due to liability issues, the cost of units 3 and 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has shot up to Rs 39,747 crore, more than twice the cost of units 1 and 2, which will lead to an increase in per unit cost of power.

Kudankulam N-plant likely to resume supply early December

The first unit of the Russian built Kudankulam nuclear plant, which stopped operations late last month after a malfunction in the unit's turbine, is expected to resume power generation by the first week of December, the government said Wednesday.

Drones over French nuclear plants: what`s the risk?

 French authorities have been left scratching their heads as unidentified drones zoom over nuclear plants across the country and while they pose no danger to the rock-solid structures, the mysterious phenomenon raises several concerns, experts say.

Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant

Iranian security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where the country`s first nuclear power plant is located, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.

Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant shut down for 6 to 8 weeks

Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant's first unit was today shut down for six to eight weeks after a "minor" problem was detected in its turbine generator which had a run for over 190 days.

Glitzy Russian TV drama brings Chernobyl to new generation

 A group of teenagers wanders through abandoned classrooms, clambers up a rusted wheel and stands on the roof of an apartment block topped with letters reading "Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union".

EU approves UK`s Hinkley Point nuclear plant

The European Commission approved Britain`s ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, after ruling that it met state aid rules, a statement said on Monday.

Kudankulam N-plant unit to restart generation

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has begun the process to restart the first 1,000 MW unit at its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) following the sectoral regulator's permission, said a senior official.

Kalapakkam nuke power plant to be commissioned next year

Thorium-based 300 MW nuclear power plant at Kalapakkam in Tamil Nadu will be commissioned next year, Parliament was informed.

Taiwan to shutter near-completed nuclear plant

Taiwan`s government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future.

China announces heavy investments in Argentina

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced huge investments in hydroelectric power, shipbuilding, railways and a deal to help Argentina build its fourth nuclear plant.