Iran agrees to 'managed access' to nuclear sites: Negotiator

Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors "managed access" to military sites as part of a future deal over its contested nuclear program, a negotiator said on Sunday, apparently contradicting earlier comments by the nation's supreme leader.

Nepal earthquake rekindles fears on Tehri dam, Jaitpur N-plant

The devastating quake in Nepal has revived the controversy in India over the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand that was commissioned in 2006-07 and a nuclear plant proposed to be set up at Jaitapur in Maharashtra.

Finland signs nuclear construction deal with Russian firm

Finnish utility Fennovoima said today it has awarded the main contract for constructing a nuclear plant in Finland to the Russian company Titan-2.

Japan nuclear watchdog hits out at reactor injunction

Japan's nuclear watchdog chief said today a landmark court injunction banning the restart of two atomic reactors was based on a judicial "misunderstanding" of basic facts.

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IAEA wants India to enact policy for radioactive waste management

 Global nuclear watchdog IAEA on Friday asked India to ensure its atomic regulator's independence to prevent an "undue influence" and come out with a national policy for radioactive waste management.

Work for 3, 4 units in Kudankulam to begin in April 2016

 The first phase of the work for setting up the third and fourth units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project would begin in April 2016.

Kundankulam N-plant to start ''hot run'' test Saturday

India`s atomic power plant operator, NPCIL Friday said it would Saturday commence testing of steam flow path and steam relief devices or "hot run" at its second unit in Kudankulam.

Russia to help build Egypt`s first nuclear plant: Sisi

 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday that Russia had agreed to jointly build his country`s first nuclear power plant.

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.