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Japan likely to scrap fast-breeder nuclear reactor: Reports

Japan is likely to scrap a prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor in the country`s west that has operated for less than a year in over two decades, local media reported on Wednesday.

Kudankulam n-plant II to generate 1,000 MW in 3 months

Kudankulam n-plant II to generate 1,000 MW in 3 months

"In the next three months, the second unit will reach to 100 per cent power and will operate at 1,000 MW"

Japan restarts another reactor, fourth since tsunami disaster shutdown

A Japanese utility on Friday said it started up a nuclear reactor, the fourth to come back online following a nationwide shutdown after the March 2011 tsunami disaster.

India closing in on Westinghouse deal to build six nuclear reactors

India closing in on Westinghouse deal to build six nuclear reactors

 India expects to seal a contract with Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to build six nuclear reactors in the first half of next year, a senior government official said, in a sign its USD 150 billion dollar nuclear power programme is getting off the ground.

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 restarts second nuclear reactor despite opposition

Japan Thursday restarted a second nuclear reactor after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to a cheaper energy source despite widespread public opposition.

China, US, Iran reach consensus over nuclear reactor in Tehran

China, the US and Iran on have reached broad consensus over the modification of Tehran's Arak nuclear reactor, one of the West's main concerns, according to a press release by a Chinese nuclear delegation.

What is the importance of nuclear power in Japan?

What is the importance of nuclear power in Japan?

Nuclear power had been an integral source of electricity for Japan until the Fukushima crisis in 2011 led to the government shutting down all reactors.

South Korea to close its oldest reactor

 South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor is expected to be shut down permanently in 2017 after growing safety concerns over the ageing facility.

South Korea panel to recommend to shut country's oldest nuclear reactor

South Korea`s energy advisory panel decided to recommend that the country`s oldest nuclear reactor, Kori No 1, be permanently close, Yoon Sang-jick, minister of trade, industry and energy, told reporters on Friday.

Japan's first reactor restart delayed to August: Kyushu Electric

 Japan`s Kyushu Electric Power said on Tuesday it has delayed the restart of its Sendai nuclear plant in southwestern Japan, the first to be brought back into service under new rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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. 

China to start building 3rd generation nuclear reactor: Company

 Construction of China`s first "third generation" nuclear reactor will start on Thursday, a state-run company said, as Beijing attempts to export its atomic energy designs globally.

Japan court rejects bid to block restart of two nuclear reactors

 The Japanese government`s push to return to nuclear power won a boost Wednesday after a court rejected a bid to block the restart of two reactors deemed safe by regulators.

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.

First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel

One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said today.

Over 4000 MT uranium imported for nuclear reactors since 2008: Govt

 New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) Around 4458 metric tonnes of uranium has been imported to fuel nuclear power reactors in the country since 2008, the government on Thursday said.

Iran dismisses US concerns over suspect reactor purchases

A senior Iranian nuclear official on Tuesday dismissed US concerns over the purchase of new components reportedly destined for a controversial reactor.

Russia to build more nuclear reactors for Iran

Russia on Tuesday signed an agreement with Iran for helping the latter build two new nuclear reactors in the latter country, media reported.