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# nuclear - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Rival Koreas hold first talks in two years
# Tensions
# Tensions

Rival Koreas hold first talks in two years

Jun 9th 2013, 1:45 PM 5,957 Views 18 Comments

The talks were to set up a high-level meeting in Seoul after months of tensions.

# nuclear - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Irish legal challenge against UK nuclear power plant
# Hinkley Point
# Hinkley Point

Irish legal challenge against UK nuclear power plant

May 1st 2013, 8:21 PM 12,388 Views 65 Comments

An Taisce argues that the decision to build the nuclear power station was made without consultation with the Irish people.

# nuclear - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Will a policy of deterrence quell tensions on the Korean peninsula?

Apr 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 22 Views 11 Comments

The problem with deterrence theory is that, at its root, it is based on threats which can lead states to the brink of war. North Korea’s behaviour should instead be viewed as an opportunity for engagement, writes Jason Douglas.

# nuclear - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about a possible nuclear war in Korea?

Apr 2nd 2013, 9:38 AM 15,647 Views 102 Comments

North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?

North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor
# Tensions
# Tensions

North Korea says it will restart nuclear reactor

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:48 AM 6,938 Views 31 Comments

North Korea shut down the reactor in July 2007 until an aid-for-disarmament deal – but now there are concerns that it will be used to produce weapons-grade uranium.

# nuclear - Saturday 30 March, 2013

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea declares 'state of war' with South

Mar 30th 2013, 10:58 AM 15,958 Views 166 Comments

North Korea has issued a warning to Seoul and Washington, saying that “any provocation” could swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.

# nuclear - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored

Mar 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 39 Views 63 Comments

While a functioning nuclear weapon remains years away for North Korea, recent activities and statements will nevertheless have a worrying effect in Seoul, Washington and the wider world, writes Jason Douglas.

# nuclear - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Column: North Korea has gone nuclear – but that’s not the real threat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: North Korea has gone nuclear – but that’s not the real threat

Feb 19th 2013, 7:00 PM 30 Views 46 Comments

North Korea will never be included in international non-proliferation efforts if it is eternally treated as a pariah, writes Eoghan Murphy.

# nuclear - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN Security Council vows action after North Korea nuclear test

Feb 12th 2013, 9:02 PM 7,910 Views 36 Comments

Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.

# nuclear - Friday 8 February, 2013

Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima survivors to sue Japanese government

Feb 8th 2013, 4:13 PM 3,445 Views 1 Comment

People whose homes or farms were affected by radiation from the Fukushima plant will file class-action lawsuits next month for damages.

# nuclear - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan
# Japan
# Japan

Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan

Feb 2nd 2013, 7:01 PM 7,825 Views 5 Comments

Strong tremors have been confirmed across Hokkaido island but no damage has been reported at the several nuclear facilities in the region.

# nuclear - Friday 25 January, 2013

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

Jan 25th 2013, 8:48 AM 4,885 Views 48 Comments

Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.

# nuclear - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

LISTEN: Here's the new Destiny's Child song
# All The Women
From The Daily Edge
# All The Women

LISTEN: Here's the new Destiny's Child song

Jan 15th 2013, 7:20 AM 794 Views 1 Comment

Throw your hands up at us.

# nuclear - Friday 11 January, 2013

Fears for Pakistan's future as blasts kill 115
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Fears for Pakistan's future as blasts kill 115

Jan 11th 2013, 9:33 AM 3,748 Views 20 Comments

An Sunni extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack – one of the most deadly in Pakistan’s history and the worst single attack ever against Shiites in the country.

# nuclear - Monday 10 December, 2012

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Japan may scrap nuclear plant over seismic fault

Dec 10th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,284 Views 11 Comments

Geologists say an existing Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault – indicating that it will probably have to be scrapped.

# nuclear - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up
# Iran
# Iran

Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up

Nov 28th 2012, 7:23 PM 4,563 Views 62 Comments

Iran is to step up its uranium enrichment programme by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel.

# nuclear - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"
# Sellafield
# Sellafield

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"

Nov 27th 2012, 4:02 PM 10,245 Views 71 Comments

Department of the Environment releases report from independent experts on risk to Ireland of a radioactive leak at the Cumbrian nuclear site as it is being decommissioned.

# nuclear - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet'
# Tensions
# Tensions

Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet'

Nov 17th 2012, 2:09 PM 3,031 Views 15 Comments

The former Pakistan president said the two nuclear-armed countries need to settle their differences in order to ease tensions in the region.

# nuclear - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Sellafield nuclear waste warning
# Sellafield
# Sellafield

Sellafield nuclear waste warning

Nov 7th 2012, 8:16 AM 8,761 Views 35 Comments

Operators failed to dispose of radioactive waste properly, as cost of decommissioning site rises, says watchdog.

# nuclear - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after Sava river swells
# Slovenia
# Slovenia

Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after Sava river swells

Oct 28th 2012, 4:48 PM 5,665 Views 15 Comments

The nuclear power plant in Solvenia has been “preventively” shut down due to heavy rains.

# nuclear - Friday 26 October, 2012

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima fish radiation may indicate leak: study

Oct 26th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,856 Views 9 Comments

Higher-than-normal radiation levels have been found in fish caught off Japan’s east coast, which could indicate the plant is still leaking.

# nuclear - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost

Oct 21st 2012, 3:58 PM 3,727 Views 21 Comments

The government is increasing a surcharge on electricity bills to fund the development of alternative energy.

US denies agreement to meet Iran, but says it is prepared to do so
# Iran
# Iran

US denies agreement to meet Iran, but says it is prepared to do so

Oct 21st 2012, 9:48 AM 2,283 Views 30 Comments

The New York Times reported that the US had agreed one-on-one talks with Iran after the November presidential election but the White House has denied this.

# nuclear - Friday 12 October, 2012

Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk
# Japan
# Japan

Japan's TEPCO admits downplaying tsunami risk

Oct 12th 2012, 3:26 PM 2,338 Views 3 Comments

It said it had played down the risks to the facility of a tsunami for fear of the political, financial and cost to reputation.

# nuclear - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago
# EU
# EU

Draft EU nuclear report shows failure to implement safety measures agreed decades ago

Oct 3rd 2012, 1:33 PM 2,290 Views 10 Comments

A leaked European Commission report shows nuclear safety within the EU needs investment of between €10 billion and €25 billion.

# nuclear - Friday 10 August, 2012

US says has 'eyes' inside Iran nuclear programme
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

US says has 'eyes' inside Iran nuclear programme

Aug 10th 2012, 9:31 PM 5,064 Views 30 Comments

Israel has insisted the threat of Iran developing a viable nuclear weapon was becoming more “urgent” – but Washington has indicated diplomacy remains the best option.

# nuclear - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Could a nuclear bomb save us from a giant asteroid?
# Armageddon
From The Daily Edge
# Armageddon

Could a nuclear bomb save us from a giant asteroid?

Aug 7th 2012, 3:28 PM 5,890 Views 20 Comments

Erm…

India set to test first nuclear submarine
# India
# India

India set to test first nuclear submarine

Aug 7th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,146 Views 14 Comments

Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.

# nuclear - Monday 30 July, 2012

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor

Jul 30th 2012, 11:01 AM 2,391 Views 0 Comments

Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.

# nuclear - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Deeper underground: could you live in a bunker?
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

Deeper underground: could you live in a bunker?

Jul 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 16,918 Views 6 Comments

Missile silos and Nazi bunkers have been converted into habitable homes, while other designers are focused on preparing shelters for surviving catastrophes.

# nuclear - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant
# Japan
# Japan

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant

Jul 22nd 2012, 3:01 PM 3,115 Views 2 Comments

It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.

# nuclear - Friday 20 July, 2012

Video: Six men stand under atomic test... and walk away unharmed
# Brave/Stupid
From The Daily Edge
# Brave/Stupid

Video: Six men stand under atomic test... and walk away unharmed

Jul 20th 2012, 2:04 PM 608 Views 3 Comments

One man said it was a “wonderful thrill” to stand at Ground Zero and watch a nuclear explosion (people enjoyed different things in 1957).

# nuclear - Thursday 5 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jul 5th 2012, 8:32 AM 6,904 Views 4 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# nuclear - Monday 2 July, 2012

Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect

Jul 2nd 2012, 11:19 AM 2,612 Views 25 Comments

Three-day drill starts days after EU and US imposed new sanctions.

# nuclear - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami

Jul 1st 2012, 9:28 AM 2,215 Views 8 Comments

The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.

# nuclear - Monday 25 June, 2012

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic
# Attack
# Attack

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic

Jun 25th 2012, 12:39 PM 2,870 Views 1 Comment

A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.

# nuclear - Monday 18 June, 2012

Iranian nuclear talks resume
# Iran
# Iran

Iranian nuclear talks resume

Jun 18th 2012, 9:09 AM 992 Views 7 Comments

International efforts to end deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Moscow.

# nuclear - Friday 8 June, 2012

UN nuclear watchdog 'disappointed' with lack of progress in Iran talks
# Iran
# Iran

UN nuclear watchdog 'disappointed' with lack of progress in Iran talks

Jun 8th 2012, 6:52 PM 1,253 Views 14 Comments

The IAEA met with an Iranian delegation in Vienna today to discuss issues concerning Iran’s nuclear programme.

# nuclear - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

EU-wide nuclear review calls for better communication, coordination
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

EU-wide nuclear review calls for better communication, coordination

Jun 6th 2012, 12:29 PM 587 Views 1 Comment

Plants across the EU were stress tested following Japan’s Fukushima crisis.

# nuclear - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

UN nuclear chief says deal with Iran reached on probe
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

UN nuclear chief says deal with Iran reached on probe

May 22nd 2012, 12:27 PM 751 Views 2 Comments

A deal has been reached with Iran that will allow the UN nuclear agency to restart a long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran has secretly worked on developing nuclear arms.