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#Nuclear

# nuclear - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Iran hangs 'Israel spy' over killing of nuclear scientist
# Iran
# Iran

Iran hangs 'Israel spy' over killing of nuclear scientist

May 15th 2012, 3:51 PM 3,101 Views 24 Comments

Iranian media says a man accused of being an Israeli spy has been executed over the death of a leading nuclear scientist.

# nuclear - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests

May 5th 2012, 12:08 PM 1,619 Views 9 Comments

It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.

# nuclear - Thursday 26 April, 2012

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine

Apr 26th 2012, 12:34 PM 975 Views 1 Comment

People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.

# nuclear - Sunday 22 April, 2012

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl
# Remembered
# Remembered

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl

Apr 22nd 2012, 6:00 PM 10,262 Views 30 Comments

Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.

# nuclear - Monday 16 April, 2012

Oil price dips after positive signs from Iran nuclear talks
# Oil
# Oil

Oil price dips after positive signs from Iran nuclear talks

Apr 16th 2012, 10:31 AM 1,666 Views 18 Comments

EU foreign policy chief says “constructive and useful” talks will continue next month in Baghdad.

# nuclear - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un makes first public speech since becoming leader

Apr 15th 2012, 3:58 PM 3,989 Views 11 Comments

At the culmination of two weeks of celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of his grandfather, North Korea’s new leader made his first public speech since stepping into power last December.

# nuclear - Saturday 14 April, 2012

EU diplomat says 6-power nuclear talks 'very constructive'
# Iran
# Iran

EU diplomat says 6-power nuclear talks 'very constructive'

Apr 14th 2012, 2:00 PM 718 Views 2 Comments

The diplomat said nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran were “very constructive” – but that a second round looks likely after a morning session between the two sides today.

# nuclear - Monday 2 April, 2012

Satellite images show North Korea launch operations
# North Korea
# North Korea

Satellite images show North Korea launch operations

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:58 AM 4,087 Views 12 Comments

The US is claiming the North Korean rocket launch is a smokescreen for long-range missile tests.

# nuclear - Friday 30 March, 2012

Japan says it will intercept North Korean rocket if threatened
# North Korea
# North Korea

Japan says it will intercept North Korean rocket if threatened

Mar 30th 2012, 11:45 AM 3,245 Views 10 Comments

Japan has ordered missile units to intercept a long-range rocket expected to be launched by North Korea next month if the rocket – or any its fragments – threaten to hit the country.

# nuclear - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Mar 28th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,079 Views 5 Comments

The nine things you need to know this morning.

# nuclear - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

North Korea criticises Obama’s 'confrontational stance' over launch
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea criticises Obama’s 'confrontational stance' over launch

Mar 27th 2012, 8:17 AM 1,225 Views 1 Comment

The US and South Korea are concerned the rocket launches are a cover to test long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

# nuclear - Monday 26 March, 2012

Obama warns North Korea and Iran over nuclear ambitions
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

Obama warns North Korea and Iran over nuclear ambitions

Mar 26th 2012, 10:06 AM 616 Views 0 Comments

He also admitted that the US has more nuclear weapons than it needs.

# nuclear - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Iran to grant UN nuclear inspectors access to military complex
# Iran
# Iran

Iran to grant UN nuclear inspectors access to military complex

Mar 6th 2012, 1:32 PM 1,283 Views 31 Comments

IAEA inspectors had previously been banned from examining the facility they suspect is carrying out secret atomic work.

Israel and US differ on Iranian nuclear question
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Israel and US differ on Iranian nuclear question

Mar 6th 2012, 10:37 AM 1,142 Views 42 Comments

Obama is pushing for more dialogue with Iran over its controversial nuclear programme, while Netanyahu has reiterated Israel’s right to defend itself – by pre-emtive strike if necessary.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Mar 6th 2012, 8:32 AM 4,235 Views 11 Comments

Nine things you should know this morning, including: Central Bank warning, Taoiseach vows a “one-off” vote on fiscal compact, and a chicken nugget that fetched $8,100 on eBay.

# nuclear - Monday 5 March, 2012

Obama and Netanyahu to discuss Iran at talks today
# USA
# USA

Obama and Netanyahu to discuss Iran at talks today

Mar 5th 2012, 12:18 PM 1,809 Views 53 Comments

Yesterday, Obama warned that “loose talk of war” only plays into Iran’s hands. The leaders will hold a private meeting at the White House today.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Mar 5th 2012, 8:29 AM 3,836 Views 20 Comments

Nine things to know before 9am, including: Ireland pledges aid to Syria, 110 technology jobs announced, and Iceland’s former PM on trial over financial crisis.

# nuclear - Friday 2 March, 2012

Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack
# No Bluffer
# No Bluffer

Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on possibility of Iran attack

Mar 2nd 2012, 9:06 PM 6,094 Views 122 Comments

The US president said both Israel and Iran recognise that when he says it is “unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon, we mean what we say.”

# nuclear - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Feb 29th 2012, 4:47 PM 4,924 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# nuclear - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Probe finds Japan kept quiet on risk of nuclear disaster
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Probe finds Japan kept quiet on risk of nuclear disaster

Feb 28th 2012, 10:27 AM 1,522 Views 1 Comment

A report released today found the Japanese government played down the risk of nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant after the earthquake and tsunami last March.

# nuclear - Monday 20 February, 2012

Iran says it may extend oil cut to more EU countries
# Iran
# Iran

Iran says it may extend oil cut to more EU countries

Feb 20th 2012, 2:13 PM 1,687 Views 18 Comments

Iran halted oil shipments to Britain and France yesterday, in an apparent pre-emptive blow against the EU after it imposed sanctions on Iran’s crucial fuel exports.

# nuclear - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Iran halts oil exports to Britain and France
# Iran
# Iran

Iran halts oil exports to Britain and France

Feb 19th 2012, 4:02 PM 3,829 Views 25 Comments

The move is an apparent pre-emptive blow against the EU, which imposed sanctions on Iran’s crucial fuel exports over the country’s controversial nuclear programme.

# nuclear - Friday 17 February, 2012

Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis
# Disaster
# Disaster

Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis

Feb 17th 2012, 1:03 PM 1,374 Views 4 Comments

The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.

# nuclear - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 15th 2012, 7:38 PM 4,940 Views 3 Comments

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

# nuclear - Friday 27 January, 2012

Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme
# Iran
# Iran

Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme

Jan 27th 2012, 3:02 PM 1,214 Views 37 Comments

Iran and UN nuclear inspectors are due to start discussions regarding the country’s controversial nuclear programme this weekend.

# nuclear - Monday 23 January, 2012

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

EU agrees oil embargo against Iran over nuclear programme

Jan 23rd 2012, 11:03 AM 988 Views 17 Comments

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was part of an “unprecedented set of sanctions” against Iran.

# nuclear - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Doomsday Clock moved a minute closer to midnight...
# Doomsday
# Doomsday

Doomsday Clock moved a minute closer to midnight...

Jan 11th 2012, 9:17 AM 3,712 Views 22 Comments

Scientists warn that world leaders are failing to make progress over global warming and nuclear weapons.

Iranian nuclear facility official killed in 'magnetic bomb' attack
# Iran
# Iran

Iranian nuclear facility official killed in 'magnetic bomb' attack

Jan 11th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,923 Views 30 Comments

Killing bears strong similarities to earlier attacks on nuclear scientists in Iran.

# nuclear - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Iran's latest uranium enrichment site will open soon - report
# Iran
# Iran

Iran's latest uranium enrichment site will open soon - report

Jan 8th 2012, 10:26 AM 1,682 Views 1 Comment

The move could escalate tensions between the Islamic State and the US just a day after Iran welcomed the rescue of 13 fishermen by American troops.

# nuclear - Sunday 1 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: New Year's Day
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: New Year's Day

Jan 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 11,442 Views 5 Comments

The first day of 2012: peace prize for the McAleeses, the Phoenix Park has a big birthday, testing times in Iran, Titanic memories and a sneak peek at what will be hot in 2012…

Iran produces its first nuclear rod
# Iran
# Iran

Iran produces its first nuclear rod

Jan 1st 2012, 2:03 PM 2,410 Views 26 Comments

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

# nuclear - Saturday 31 December, 2011

World War III? No problem - half a million Irish will fight it
# State Papers
# State Papers

World War III? No problem - half a million Irish will fight it

Dec 31st 2011, 12:57 PM 18,797 Views 37 Comments

Secret document revealed under 30-year rule shows Ireland had been assessed for the help it could provide in the case of a nuclear war threat.

# nuclear - Friday 30 December, 2011

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out
# Fire
# Fire

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out

Dec 30th 2011, 5:54 PM 1,575 Views 1 Comment

Officials insisted there had been no radiation leak during the blaze, which raged for hours as firefighters battled the flames.

# nuclear - Friday 16 December, 2011

Russian customs seize Iran-bound radioactive metal
# Iran
# Iran

Russian customs seize Iran-bound radioactive metal

Dec 16th 2011, 4:01 PM 1,801 Views 7 Comments

Luggage destined for Iran that was seized at Moscow airport contained 18 pieces of highly radioactive metal – however it is not clear whether they could be used in Iran’s controversial nuclear programme.

# nuclear - Thursday 24 November, 2011

EU proposes another €500m to decommission Soviet-style nuclear plants
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

EU proposes another €500m to decommission Soviet-style nuclear plants

Nov 24th 2011, 2:50 PM 991 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, the Commission says that stress tests on the nuclear power plants across 15 member states are going according to plan.

# nuclear - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

In pictures: French riot police clash with anti-nuclear group
# France
# France

In pictures: French riot police clash with anti-nuclear group

Nov 23rd 2011, 8:14 PM 1,510 Views 8 Comments

Protesters set vehicles alight and damaged a section of rail while demonstrating against the transportation of nuclear material to northern Germany.

# nuclear - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert?
# Mystery
# Mystery

In pictures: What is China building in the Gobi desert?

Nov 15th 2011, 10:56 AM 10,988 Views 45 Comments

A bizarre series of huge structures have appeared on satellite images in a remote area of China…

# nuclear - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Iran rubbishes latest UN nuclear watchdog report
# Iran
# Iran

Iran rubbishes latest UN nuclear watchdog report

Nov 8th 2011, 2:31 PM 372 Views 17 Comments

Leaked details from the IAEA’s report on Iran’s nuclear programme have sparked an angry response from Ahmadinejad.

# nuclear - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Japanese MP drinks water collected from Fukushima plant
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese MP drinks water collected from Fukushima plant

Nov 1st 2011, 6:28 PM 605 Views 11 Comments

Yasuhiro Sonoda drank decontaminated water taken from a radioactive puddle in the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant during a news conference – to prove it was safe.

# nuclear - Monday 12 September, 2011

Explosion rocks nuclear plant in southern France
# Explosion
# Explosion

Explosion rocks nuclear plant in southern France

Sep 12th 2011, 2:31 PM 967 Views 11 Comments

Reports say one person has died and three people were injured in the blast.