Iran says expects deal soon on Russia building new nuclear reactors

Iran said on Tuesday it expected to sign a deal with Russia in late August on the building of two new 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors in the Islamic Republic, potentially boosting its case that it is refining uranium for civilian energy, not atom bombs.

PM confident on deal over two new reactors in Kudankulam

Hinting at the clinching of a deal for setting up of two more reactors in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project during his visit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed confidence that it would be "finalised shortly".

China defends its plans to build nuclear reactors in Pakistan

Amid concern in India and the US over a Chinese plan to build two 1000 MW nuclear reactors in Karachi, China on Wednesday defended its civilian nuclear cooperation with Pakistan, saying it was under "strict" international norms.

Fukushima’s radioactive underground water heads to sea

The contaminated water underneath Fukushima’s highly-affected nuclear power station that began leaking from the reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami is slowly but steadily heading towards the sea.

China says all its 34 N-reactors are in safe condition

China today said all its 15 operational nuclear power reactors are safe and enhanced efforts are being made to ensure their safety.

India keen on thorium-based reactors

India is pursuing a research programme for developing thorium-based reactors for generation of power, parliament was informed Wednesday.

Abe hints at revoking ban on nuclear reactors

Japan’s incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has repeated that he will consider revoking the ban on construction of new nuclear reactors after assuming duties this week.

Canada ready to sell nuclear reactors to India

Having said no for long, Canada has now expressed its desire to sell nuclear reactors to India.

`Risk of nuclear accident rises in Jaitapur`

The National Committee in Solidarity with Jaitapur Struggle, said it was not clear how the issues of spent fuel storage were being addressed.

India needs to wait for few decades to use thorium in reactor

Atomic Energy Commission on Wednesday said the country has to wait for a few more decades to use thorium as the base for nuclear reactors.

South Korea starts building two Nuclear reactors

South Korea started construction work on two nuclear reactors in what President Lee Myung-bak described as a "big milestone" in the country`s atomic industry.

Reactors at Kudankulam best in the world: Russia

Seeking to allay fears, Russia on Wednesday said the reactors at the Kudankulam nuclear plant are the "best" in the world.

Japan holds off on decision to restart reactors

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will not make any immediate decision on a restart date, Trade Minister said.

China to bring new N-reactors to service in 2013

China`s first AP1000 nuclear power reactor is expected to come into operation by the scheduled time of 2013.

French n-regulator nod for Jaitapur`s EPR reactors

The Indian nuclear operator was awaiting a report on the
safety aspects of the EPR
which was reviewed by ASN along with the 58 nuclear power
units under operation in France.

Japan plans to scrap nuclear plants after 40 years

The Japan`s government plans to introduce legislation in the coming months to require reactors to stop running after 40 years.

Iran wants more reactors: Russia`s nuclear chief

Iran has signaled interest in more Russian-built reactors, in addition to its first built in Bushehr.

Kudankulam N-plant reactors very safe: Chidambaram

Centre`s Principal Scientific
Adviser R Chidambaram
stated that nuclear power was an inevitable option to
meet India`s energy needs.

India seeks new test reports on French N-reactors

Amid growing public resistance to
nuclear power projects, India has sought new test reports from
the French nuclear authority on safety issues.

UK’s nuclear watchdog says reactors are safe

A final report consolidating EU-wide stress test results will be presented to the council in June 2012.