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#Atomic Energy

# atomic-energy - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Iran produces its first nuclear rod

Iran says it has constructed its first nuclear rod. The country said its nuclear programme is for “peaceful purposes only”.

# atomic-energy - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Germany to completely stop producing nuclear power by 2022

In a u-turn prompted by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan, German lawmakers today voted to close their country’s nuclear power plants.

# atomic-energy - Monday 13 June, 2011

Berlusconi admits Italian referendum on nuclear power may not go his way

The Italian leader has conceded that the government will “probably” be dropping its plans for nuclear energy after the referendum.

# atomic-energy - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami

The natural disasters sparked the world’s worst nuclear disaster in over 25 years, renewing a national debate on the safety of nuclear power.

# atomic-energy - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant

Early estimates of the amount of radiation released by the accident at the nuclear power plant have been more than doubled.

# atomic-energy - Friday 3 June, 2011

Two Fukushima workers exceeded radiation exposure limits

The workers have not shown immediate health problems, but about 40 other workers are now being tested over fears they too may have suffered high exposure.

# atomic-energy - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Japan's PM Naoto Kan survives no-confidence vote over handling of nuclear crisis

However, his success today may be short-lived, as he has pledged to resign once Japan’s recovery is on track.

# atomic-energy - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog

The International Atomic Energy Agency commended Japan’s response to the crisis, but said the Fukushima plant was ill-prepared for the tsunami which struck on 11 March.

# atomic-energy - Monday 30 May, 2011

Israeli minister says strike on Iran could avert nuclear threat

Moshe Yaalon called for “the entire civilised world” to come together to combat the Iranian regime and its nuclear threat.

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits

Officials fear the two men, who were responsible for the control rooms of Units 3 and 4 at the plant, may have surpassed radiation exposure limits.

# atomic-energy - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

EU's 143 nuclear power stations to undergo stress testing - voluntarily

European Commission says all EU nuclear power plants to undergo stress testing from 1 June – but on a voluntary basis, as the Commission can’t enforce testing.

# atomic-energy - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

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UN nuclear watchdog report suggests bombed Syrian site was nuclear reactor

Reports issued by the IAEA today also say it has received information from UN members that Iran has worked secretly on the development of nuclear weapons.

# atomic-energy - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

UN nuclear agency to carry out fact-finding mission in Japan

The IAEA is sending a 20-person team of international nuclear experts to Japan to identify if there are any more places that require “exploration or assessment”.

# atomic-energy - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic

Philippine authorities have called for investigation into fake text purporting to be from the BBC, as anonymous hoaxer adds names of survivors to list of confirmed dead.

# atomic-energy - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Survivors pulled from wreckage of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

Reports that two people found alive in the rubble today follow yesterday’s discovery of a four-month-old baby in a tsunami-destroyed village.

# atomic-energy - Monday 14 March, 2011

What happens in a nuclear meltdown?

Our guide to what happened at Chernobyl in 1986 and what’s going on in Fukushima, Japan, today.

Switzerland puts new nuclear plant plans on hold

Events at Japanese nuclear facilities have raised concerns in Europe about the safety of nuclear energy production.