Japan will not restart nuclear power plants unless safety is restored: Shinzo Abe

Japan will not restart closed-down nuclear plants “unless safety is restored 100 percent,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

Japan`s nuclear restart may be delayed until 2015

The long-awaited restart of Japan`s nuclear power plants is facing yet another setback and may be delayed until 2015, Japanese media said on Wednesday, piling pressure on struggling utilities to push for fresh price hikes.

`Govt working on providing insurance cover to nuclear plants`

The government is working with a group of experts and officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Finance Ministry, insurance companies to work out modalities of providing insurance cover to existing and new nuclear plants.

Fewer US nuclear plants could curb climate change fight

Nuclear power plants in the United States increasingly risk closure amid growing competition from cheap natural gas, which experts said could hamper President Barack Obama`s efforts to combat climate change.

Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

Japan`s Cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government`s plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Ukraine tightening nuclear security

Ukraine is reinforcing security measures at its nuclear power plants in response to Russian threats, Ukraine`s ambassador told the UN atomic agency in a letter seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Cost of nuclear power proving high, DAE in a fix

As the cost of electricity generation by nuclear power plants is turning out to be on the higher side, the Department of Atomic Energy is in a fix over how to bring down the cost.

Living near nuclear power plants not hazardous for kids!

Children who live near nuclear power plants do not have a higher chance of developing leukaemia, a study has claimed.

Thousands in Tokyo protest restarting N-power plant

Some 60,000 people gathered for a "Goodbye to Nuclear Power Plants" rally in Tokyo, in a display of public anger at the government`s decision to restart nuclear power plants.

Nod to set up six nuclear power plants at Jaitapur

The government has given approval for setting up six nuclear power plants with assistance from French company Areva at Jaitapur in Maharashtra, Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy said.

China tacitly permits resumption of new N plants` construction

The Chinese government has tacitly begun granting permissions for the resumption of construction of several new nuclear power plants that were halted after the Fukoshima disaster.

EU`s dangerous n-plants need $32 bn upgrade

The report says that none of the 58 nuclear power plants in France meet the safety standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Fishermen ask PM to cancel n-projects in coastal areas

National Fishworker`s Forum wrote to PM, asking for immediate cancellation of proposed nuclear power plants on the coastline.

Nuclear power key to India`s development: Official

Despite protests against Kudankulam nuclear plant, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited plans to set up 20 nuclear reactors.

Sri Lanka to move IAEA against India`s N-plants

Sri Lanka has expressed concerns over possible impact of radiation from India`s nuclear power plants located in the southern region.

`Weak links in security of India`s N-plants`

Weak links have been pointed out in the security of nuclear power plants along India`s coastline, a top official involved in the country`s disaster management efforts said.

`India`s N-plants safe, poised for big expansion`

All the nuclear power plants in India are safe as they have undergone stringent "stress-tests", a top official said.

Japan eyeing more nuclear power plants

Japan is considering plans to
increase the number of nuclear power plants in the country as
a measure to help combat global warming while accelerating
efforts to secure energy resources abroad.