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Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:25

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 19:33

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 19:50

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.

Thousands in Tokyo protest restarting N-power plant

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 10:24

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

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 13:31

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 permits construction of `small number` of new N plants

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 17:59

The construction of new nuclear power stations will be resumed in coast areas but only in a small number, a statement from the Chinese government said.

China tacitly permits resumption of new N plants` construction

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 18:35

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

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 00:23

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

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 18:43

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 19:32

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 21:15

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`

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 19:48

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.