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Rappler's latest stories on nuclear reactors


Japan court halts nuclear reactor restart citing volcano, quake risks

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:02 PM

Shikoku Electric criticizes the ruling, stressing the scientific merit of the firm's argument that it was safe to operate the reactor

AGAINST NUCLEAR. Residents and others opposing the reactor restart gather near the Ikata nuclear power plant of Shikoku Electric Power in Ehime prefecture, about 700 kilometers southwest of Tokyo on August 12, 2016. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow plant in new stepback from deal

Nov 07, 2019 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Iran begins feeding uranium hexafluoride gas into the mothballed enrichment centrifuges in 'the first minutes of Thursday,' a statement says

URANIUM ENRICHMENT. A handout picture released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on November 6, 2019, shows the interior of the Fordo Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of the country. Handout photo by Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/AFP

Israel admits 2007 Syrian 'nuclear reactor' strike for first time

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:42 AM

The admission along with the release of newly declassified material related to the raid comes as Israel intensifies its warnings over the presence of its main enemy Iran in neighboring Syria

NUCLEAR REACTOR. This undated image released during a briefing by senior US officials on April 24, 2008 in Washington, DC shows what US intelligence officials said was a Syrian nuclear reactor built with North Korean help after it was destroyed in early September 2007 by an Israeli strike. US intelligence officials said the facility had been close to becoming operational when it was destroyed. File photo by US Government/AFP

Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster

Mar 17, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Numerous lawsuits have been filed in relation to various aspects of the disaster but Friday s ruling marks the first verdict in a group lawsuit by evacuees seeking compensation from both the government and TEPCO over the catastrophe

REMEMBERING FUKUSHIMA. People offer flowers at the monument of the victim of the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster during a memorial service in Namie, a no entry zone in Fukushima prefecture on March 11, 2017. Photo by kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

France's energy giant to decide on UK nuclear project in September

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Questions are raised about the financial viability of the project as France s energy giant is struggling with a debt pile of more than 37 billion euros 42 billion

NUCLEAR REACTORS. French President Francois Hollande confirms France's engagement in the construction of two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Britain in September

Japan's only working nuclear reactors can stay online

Apr 06, 2016 - 6:45 PM

A court rules that the No 1 and No 2 reactors at the Sendai power plant should be allowed to stay online

epa04412863 Protesters take part in an anti-nuclear power demonstration in Tokyo, Japan, 23 September 2014. Two reactors at the Sendai power plant, operated by Kyushu Electric, in Japan, passed new safety standards on 10 September, for the first time since the nuclear disaster at Fukushima three and a half years ago. The move brings Japan closer to restarting domestic nuclear power generation after the government shut down all of its nuclear plants in the wake of the reactor meltdown at Fukushima, which followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

Satellite pix suggest N. Korea reactor shut down – US think-tank

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:04 PM

The Washington based Institute for Science and International Security says the reason for the apparent shutdown was unclear

Iran modifies Arak reactor over nuclear concerns

Aug 27, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Iran: Modification of the heart of the Arak reactor is in the process of being carried out by our experts to ease the worries of certain countries

A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. Hamid Forutan/EPA

Fukushima operator seeks reactor restart

Sep 27, 2013 - 12:23 PM

TEPCO asked Japan s nuclear watchdog for permission to restart a separate atomic power station as it resumed cleaning polluted water at the crippled plant

RESTARTING A REACTOR? Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on September 26 spotted a hole in one of the barriers intended to keep radioactive particles contained in the harbor.  AFP PHOTO / TEPCO

North Korea restarts plutonium reactor - institute

Sep 12, 2013 - 7:48 AM

Satellite imagery taken on August 31 shows white steam coming out of a building next to the five megawatt plutonium reactor at Yongbyon

N. Korea to restart nuclear reactor

Apr 02, 2013 - 3:12 PM

The move would involve readjusting and restarting all facilities at the Yongbyon nuclear complex

Japan PM Abe wants new nuclear reactors: reports

Dec 31, 2012 - 1:02 PM

Abe remarked that new reactors would be different to those at Fukushima

Japan protest over nuclear restart

Jun 22, 2012 - 10:26 PM

About 20 000 people gather in front of the residence of the Japanese Prime Minister to protest his decision to restart two nuclear reactors