USD 10 billion Pak nuclear power plant to be built by China

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today inaugurated construction work on a China-backed USD 10 billion nuclear power plant here.

Radioactivity detected in two places at Czech nuclear plant

An official says low radioactivity has been unexpectedly detected in two places outside one of the two reactors at a Czech nuclear power plant.

Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear reactor north of New York City

 A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby. 

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant in Mersin province

Turkey on Tuesday launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant, a controversial USD 20 billion project slammed by ecologists which Ankara hopes will begin a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency.

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear power plant

Turkey on Tuesday launched the construction of its first nuclear power plant, a controversial USD 20 billion project slammed by ecologists which Ankara hopes will begin a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency.

French nuke plant shut down due to pipe defect

Energy production has been shut down at France`s oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station`s operators said Sunday. 

Russia to help Egypt build its first nuclear power plant

Egypt and Russia today signed a number of agreements, including one to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant, as beleaguered President Vladimir Putin sought to boost ties with the key Arab nation amid a crisis in Ukraine.

Pakistan's court stops construction work on nuclear plants
Pakistan's court stops construction work on nuclear plants

A court in Pakistan has restrained the government from initiating construction work on two proposed nuclear power plants unless environmental safeguards are adhered to, media reports here said.

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

 Japan`s new industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Sunday the resource-poor nation should be realistic about its energy needs as the government tries to convince a sceptical public on the necessity of nuclear power.

Iran denies agreement on Arak, Fordow N-sites

Tehran and the six world powers have not made any agreement on Iran`s heavy water nuclear power plant of Arak and the underground bunker of Fordow uranium enrichment establishment, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said.

1840 MW nuke power generated after Indo-US nuclear deal

The Indo-US nuclear deal has led to generation of 1840 MW nuclear power from imported fuel for the country`s reactors, the government today said.

Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe

A Japanese cabinet minister apologised today after appearing to suggest people in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima could be persuaded to put up with contaminated waste if the government threw cash at them.

Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug leak

The operator of Japan`s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it was having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.

India can reprocess spent fuel from Kudankulam N-Plant: Russia

India can reprocess its spent fuel from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP)as it has its own facility with highly qualified staff, Russia said on Monday.

Japan court rules against nuclear restart in rare ruling

A Japanese court ruled against allowing the restart of a nuclear power plant west of Tokyo on Wednesday, its operator said, a rare case in which anti-nuclear plaintiffs have successfully won a ruling to shut down reactors.

Construction halted at Taiwan nuclear plant after protests

Taiwan said Sunday it would stop construction at a controversial nuclear power plant after tens of thousands of protesters blockaded a main street in the capital calling for the project to be scrapped. 

South Korea keen on setting up nuclear power plant in India

Keen to enter India`s growing nuclear market, South Korea wants to build an atomic power plant here but India is not rushing into it.

Microalgae, aquatic plants can help clean radioactive pollution at Fukushima

Japanese plant scientists have been working to determine the impact of radioactive contamination on wild and cultivated plants after a huge earthquake caused severe damage to the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant in 2011.

PM to lay foundation stone for N-plant in Haryana on Jan 13

Work on a 2800 MW nuclear power plant in Haryana will be kickstarted on January 13 when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lays the foundation stone for it.

Proposed Haryana nuke plant gets Environ Min`s conditional nod

A nuclear power plant proposed to be set up in Haryana is one step short of getting the green clearance with a high-level panel of the Environment Ministry giving conditional nod.