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Water woes endanger North Korea reactor, says US research institute

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 08:12

Washington: A US research institute says North Korea may have temporarily shut down a plutonium reactor earlier this year as it grappled with water supply problems that could threaten the safety of its nuclear complex.

Germany summons North Korean envoy over nuke threat

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 08:10

Berlin: Germany`s Foreign Ministry says it summoned North Korea`s envoy in Berlin over Pyongyang`s threat to carry out another nuclear test.

Tiny devices that can control nuclear reactor are here

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 13:20

Call it future technology as engineers from University of Utah have fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionising radiation found in a nuclear reactor.

Iran, six powers lock horns over nuclear reactor that could yield plutonium

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:57

Iran and world powers locked horns on Wednesday over the future of a planned Iranian nuclear reactor that could yield plutonium for bombs as the United States warned "hard work" will be needed to overcome differences when the sides reconvene in April.

Iran says sabotage prevented at nuclear facility

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 01:37

Iranian authorities prevented attempted sabotage at heavy water nuclear reactor, senior official said without giving specifics as to the nature of the attempted disruption or its suspected initiator.

Iran seeks new Russia reactor in exchange for oil

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 21:33

Iran`s ambassador to Moscow on Monday said Russia could build the Islamic republic a second nuclear power reactor under a proposed oil-for-goods swap that has raised grave concern in Washington.

Iran says Russia could build nuclear reactor in exchange for oil

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 15:10

Russia could build a second reactor at Iran`s Bushehr nuclear power plant in exchange for Iranian oil, the Iranian ambassador to Moscow said in remarks published on Monday.

Fukushima evacuees to go home for holiday season

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 15:39

The government is allowing former residents of selected areas around the plant with relatively low radiation contamination to stay at their homes from Christmas Eve through January 7.

Pakistan closer to completing 4th nuke reactor at Khushab

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 19:58

Pakistan has nearly completed external construction of a fourth reactor building at the Khushab nuclear complex that produces plutonium for the country`s nuclear weapons programme, according to a US think tank.

Nuclear Reactor Regulators Forum meeting concludes

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 00:43

The 20th meeting of the Russian-designed VVER Nuclear Reactor Regulators Forum concluded here on Friday.

Iran tells UN agency reactor unscathed from quake

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 00:29

The UN atomic agency says that based on information supplied by Iran it is satisfied that that the country`s Bushehr nuclear plant was left unscathed by an earthquake that reportedly killed seven people.

Earthquake near Iran nuclear plant kills 7

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 00:46

An earthquake measuring 5.6 magnitude struck Iran. The tremors struck Gulf coast near Iran`s sole nuclear power plant killed 7 and injured 30, emergency response chief Hassan Qadami told state media.