Nuclear Energy

  • Fukushima operator to seek foreign advice on toxic water 27-08-2013 03:27 AM

    Hirono: Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, said it would invite foreign decommissioning experts to advise it on how to deal with highly radioactive water leaking from the site, and Japan signalled it may dip into a $3.6 billion emergency reserve fund to...
  • Japan: Radioactive groundwater at Fukushima nuclear plant above barrier 03-08-2013 05:29 PM

    Tokyo: Radioactive groundwater at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has risen to levels above a barrier being built to contain it, highlighting the risk of an increasing amount of contaminated water reaching the sea, Japanese media reported on Saturday. The Asahi newspaper, citing data from a Friday meeting of a...
  • KNPP commissioning put off to new year 13-12-2012 10:17 AM

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  • Nuclear energy will play important role: PM 21-08-2011 07:55 PM

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said that nuclear energy will play an important role in India's quest for clean and environment-friendly energy, but stressed on meeting "highest safety standards" in its use. "The availability of safe and affordable energy is an important factor in enabling us to realise...
  • India signs civil nuclear deal with South Korea 25-07-2011 03:45 PM

    Seoul: India on Monday signed a civil nuclear cooperation deal with South Korea, allowing a framework for Korean companies to participate in atomic power plant projects in the country. The agreement was signed after a meeting between President Pratibha Patil with her South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-Bak. South Korea has...
  • Japan's unemployment rate rises to 4.7 per cent 31-05-2011 08:07 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's unemployment rate in April rose for the first time in six months, while the nation's factory output posted a weaker-than-expected rebound amid sluggish output following the March earthquake and tsunami. The April jobless rate climbed to 4.7 per cent from the March unemployment rate of 4.6 per cent,...
  • 'France unsure about Pak nuclear deterrent' 29-05-2011 06:30 PM

    Islamabad: France, not sure about the safety of Pakistan's nuclear weapons, has decided against supplying nuclear energy technology to it, according to a secret US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. According to a cable dated September 3, 2009 disclosed by whistle-blower website and published in Dawn newspaper, French President Nicolas...
  • Jaitapur: A timeline of discontent

    My Favourite Thinks |  Yogita Limaye
    Jaitapur -- real public opposition or political inciting? Environmental issues or rehabilitation worries? These are some of the questions often asked about the agitation in...

  • Radiation in Japan seawater may be spreading 28-03-2011 10:41 AM

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive iodine seeping from Japan's damaged nuclear complex may be making its way into seawater farther north of the plant than previously thought, officials said on Monday, adding to radiation concerns as the crisis stretches into a third week. Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and no...
  • Radiation found on Japanese ship entering China 25-03-2011 10:37 AM

    Beijing: China has detected what it said were "abnormal" radiation levels on a Japanese merchant ship entering the port at Xiamen in eastern Fujian province, the country's quality and inspection watchdog said on Friday. The report did not say how high the radiation levels were on the ship, which belongs...
  • Radioactive material may reach US today: report 18-03-2011 09:36 AM

    Boston: Small amount of radioactive material, blowing from Japan's damaged nuclear power plants, is expected to reach California on Friday but experts have said the radiation would be "within safe limits" and poses no major risk, according to a media report. Radioactive isotopes are being blown toward North America "high...
  • IAEA says Japan situation serious but stable 18-03-2011 08:27 AM

    Vienna: The situation at Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear plant is "very serious," but at the moment does not appear to be deteriorating, a senior official of the UN atomic agency said on Thursday. As emergency workers frantically worked to regain control of the dangerously overheated nuclear complex, Graham Andrew told reporters...
  • Wednesday: Japan stocks rebound more than 6 pc 16-03-2011 07:07 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's major stock index rebounded about six per cent on Wednesday's opening bell after the benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost more than 10 per cent in the previous trading session. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average gained 520.7 points, or 6.05 per cent, to trade at 9,125.85 at...
  • Japan's nuclear crisis, lessons for India 13-03-2011 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Earthquake, tsunami, and now a possible meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power station north of Tokyo. The plant comprising six reactors generates 4.7 gigawatts of power. So when this explosion happened the worst was feared. The government said the blast was caused by water vapour in the cooling...
  • World powers pressure Iran over nuclear concerns 09-03-2011 10:49 PM

    Vienna: The United States said military aspects to Iran's nuclear work were "increasingly apparent", as the big six world powers urged Tehran on Wednesday to cooperate with the UN atomic watchdog to help resolve such concerns. The major powers said "the door remains open" for dialogue with Iran, but made...
  • Jairam Ramesh plays down the Jaitapur row 29-12-2010 11:42 PM

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh may have washed his hands off it but the controversy continues to surround the Jaitapur Nuclear Plant in Maharashtra where over 1500 people have been detained while protesting against the project. Even as their own Congress led government at Centre has cleared the project,...
  • Amended N-bill will scare away foreign suppliers 26-08-2010 09:42 AM

    Many experts say the bill may become an obstacle in realising India's nuclear energy dreams. ...
  • Growing India needs nuclear power: PM 20-08-2007 02:35 PM

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