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#Nuclear

# nuclear - Saturday 3 September, 2011

UN reveals 'credible evidence' of Iranian nuclear weapons programme
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

UN reveals 'credible evidence' of Iranian nuclear weapons programme

Sep 3rd 2011, 10:46 AM 303 Views 18 Comments

The UN’s nuclear agency says it is “increasingly concerned” that Iran is secretly building an offensive nuclear programme.

# nuclear - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Syria accused of shirking UN's nuclear investigation
# Syria
# Syria

Syria accused of shirking UN's nuclear investigation

Sep 1st 2011, 2:00 PM 168 Views 9 Comments

Damascus had agreed to cooperate with an inquiry into its nuclear activities, but now says it won’t be able to provide information until October.

# nuclear - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

Aug 24th 2011, 7:47 AM 178 Views 51 Comments

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

# nuclear - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Japanese nuclear power plant reopens
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese nuclear power plant reopens

Aug 18th 2011, 2:38 PM 142 Views 0 Comments

Japan has started producing nuclear energy again at a plant on its northern island. Meanwhile, workers in the south are still trying to cool reactors at Fukushima enough to shut the plant.

# nuclear - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Swedish man arrested over attempts to split atoms at home
# Up And Atom
# Up And Atom

Swedish man arrested over attempts to split atoms at home

Aug 4th 2011, 8:53 AM 2,093 Views 14 Comments

Richard Handl, 31, says his attempt to split an atom in his house was just a hobby.

# nuclear - Monday 25 July, 2011

Iranian media denies slain man linked to nuclear program
# Iran
# Iran

Iranian media denies slain man linked to nuclear program

Jul 25th 2011, 5:34 PM 208 Views 1 Comment

Tehran had believed that one of the country’s leading nuclear physicists had been assassinated by the US and Israel – however it now says that this was a case of mistaken identity.

North Korea to meet US in bid to restart nuclear talks
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea to meet US in bid to restart nuclear talks

Jul 25th 2011, 3:38 PM 309 Views 7 Comments

Now that North Korea’s met with the South, a meeting with the US should be a prelude to the resumption of talks.

# nuclear - Friday 22 July, 2011

Koreas agree to resume anti-nuclear talks 'as soon as possible'
# Six-Party Talks
# Six-Party Talks

Koreas agree to resume anti-nuclear talks 'as soon as possible'

Jul 22nd 2011, 12:40 PM 266 Views 3 Comments

North and South Korea agree that talks involving world powers should begin as quickly as can be arranged.

# nuclear - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami

Jul 20th 2011, 10:45 AM 469 Views 0 Comments

Naoto Kan has told a parliamentary committee that the Fukushima I power plant should be closed by January.

# nuclear - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors
# Japan
# Japan

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors

Jul 6th 2011, 12:31 PM 343 Views 2 Comments

More than two-thirds of Japan’s reactors remain offline following the nuclear crisis sparked last May.

# nuclear - Thursday 2 June, 2011

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

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

Jun 2nd 2011, 4:59 PM 143 Views 0 Comments

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

# nuclear - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog
# Japan
# Japan

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog

Jun 1st 2011, 3:07 PM 320 Views 0 Comments

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.

# nuclear - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Sellafield to undergo EU stress tests
# Nuclear Stress Tests
# Nuclear Stress Tests

Sellafield to undergo EU stress tests

May 26th 2011, 9:20 AM 821 Views 0 Comments

Would stress testing reassure you about the safety of Sellafield?

# nuclear - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

UN nuclear watchdog report suggests bombed Syrian site was nuclear reactor
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

UN nuclear watchdog report suggests bombed Syrian site was nuclear reactor

May 24th 2011, 7:21 PM 234 Views 2 Comments

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.

Two more Fukushima reactors melted down during nuclear crisis
# Japan
# Japan

Two more Fukushima reactors melted down during nuclear crisis

May 24th 2011, 2:27 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

Japanese nuclear officials have now said that three of the plant’s six reactors suffered a meltdown after the plant sustained serious damage in March’s earthquake and tsunami.

# nuclear - Monday 23 May, 2011

EU tightens sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme
# Iran
# Iran

EU tightens sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme

May 23rd 2011, 2:25 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

The EU is to impose asset freezes and travel bans on additional Iranian officials and companies over the country’s nuclear programme – meanwhile, Iran has announced it is to impose sanctions on the US over its “human rights violations”.

# nuclear - Friday 20 May, 2011

TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses
# Japan
# Japan

TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses

May 20th 2011, 9:42 AM 186 Views 0 Comments

Work to contain and shut down the Fukushima power plant continues after the crisis caused by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# nuclear - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Earthquake-prone Iran to build nuclear reactor network despite risks
# Iran
# Iran

Earthquake-prone Iran to build nuclear reactor network despite risks

May 17th 2011, 3:12 PM 334 Views 0 Comments

Despite scientists warning of the “incontrovertible risks” of establishing nuclear sites in a country where 90 per cent of the territory is crisscrossed by seismic fault lines, Iran’s leaders have decided to build a network of reactors.

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

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

May 17th 2011, 11:48 AM 292 Views 0 Comments

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”.

# nuclear - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant
# Japan
# Japan

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

May 14th 2011, 10:29 AM 1,138 Views 0 Comments

A man has died on his second day working at Japan’s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant, however the plant operator has insisted that harmful levels of radiation were not detected in his body.

# nuclear - Saturday 7 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

May 7th 2011, 9:11 AM 2,790 Views 0 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

# nuclear - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Top nuclear adviser to Japanese government quits over radiation limits
# Japan
# Japan

Top nuclear adviser to Japanese government quits over radiation limits

Apr 30th 2011, 7:01 PM 887 Views 0 Comments

Toshiso Kosako claims the government ignored his advice on safety limits for radiation levels, which he says are too high for children in the area surrounding the Fukushima plant.

# nuclear - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

Apr 27th 2011, 4:53 PM 2,057 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"
# Energy
# Energy

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"

Apr 27th 2011, 11:43 AM 1,428 Views 7 Comments

ESRI Review of Irish Energy Policy also makes case for bringing Corrib gas field to production “rapidly” – and says nuclear power will not work for Ireland.

# nuclear - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl

Apr 26th 2011, 8:30 PM 949 Views 0 Comments

People from Ukraine to South Korea gathered today at memorial services to mark the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident.

What happened inside Chernobyl's Reactor 4 on 26 April 1986?
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

What happened inside Chernobyl's Reactor 4 on 26 April 1986?

Apr 26th 2011, 10:46 AM 2,438 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the meltdown at Chernobyl, which contaminated some 150,000 sq km of land.

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Apr 26th 2011, 8:23 AM 1,483 Views 0 Comments

Nine things to know: Irish toddler to undergo pioneering surgery; Afghan police search for over 450 escaped prisoners; and a ‘human canonball’ stuntman has been killed in Kent.

# nuclear - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Nuclear energy needs a 'global rethink': UN chief
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Nuclear energy needs a 'global rethink': UN chief

Apr 20th 2011, 12:20 PM 240 Views 0 Comments

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the approach to nuclear power needs to be reconsidered following the disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone
# Japan
# Japan

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone

Apr 20th 2011, 9:24 AM 577 Views 0 Comments

People with houses within the exclusion zone around Fukushima I have been returning home, against government orders.

# nuclear - Monday 18 April, 2011

UK nuclear submarine secrets accidentally posted online
# UK
# UK

UK nuclear submarine secrets accidentally posted online

Apr 18th 2011, 3:50 PM 990 Views 3 Comments

After sensitive information about nuclear submarine fleet surfaced online, reports claim two other UK government departments have accidentally leaked classified information.

Video: Robots record radiation and damage inside stricken Fukushima plant
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Video: Robots record radiation and damage inside stricken Fukushima plant

Apr 18th 2011, 2:39 PM 704 Views 0 Comments

Readings show high level of radiation inside two units and, for the first time, suggest serious damage to nuclear rods inside Unit 2.

# nuclear - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima nuclear alert raised to maximum level 7

Apr 12th 2011, 7:24 AM 753 Views 0 Comments

Japan’s nuclear regulator raises its alert warning from level 5 to 7 – putting the Fukushima crisis on a par with Chernobyl.

# nuclear - Monday 11 April, 2011

Japan rattled by new 6.6 aftershock
# Japan
# Japan

Japan rattled by new 6.6 aftershock

Apr 11th 2011, 10:06 AM 800 Views 0 Comments

Electricity cut to reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant but back-up supply has kicked in.

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster
# Japan
# Japan

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster

Apr 11th 2011, 7:59 AM 345 Views 0 Comments

People pause to remember earthquake which hit at 6.46am GMT this day a month ago – but work must go on to recover bodies and rebuild towns.

# nuclear - Friday 8 April, 2011

Shooting on board nuclear submarine kills one and seriously injures another
# Sub Shooting
# Sub Shooting

Shooting on board nuclear submarine kills one and seriously injures another

Apr 8th 2011, 2:52 PM 1,408 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred in the UK port of Southampton. Reports say that an active Navy serviceman is being held in custody.

# nuclear - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Japanese dash to recover decomposing bodies near Fukushima
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese dash to recover decomposing bodies near Fukushima

Apr 7th 2011, 7:50 AM 1,546 Views 0 Comments

As levels of radiation from nuclear plant stabilise, nearly 1,000 searchers begin trawl through 20km exclusion zone.

# nuclear - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Radioactive water from Fukushima "not gushing into sea"
# Japan
# Japan

Radioactive water from Fukushima "not gushing into sea"

Apr 6th 2011, 11:45 AM 402 Views 0 Comments

Authorities say they have plugged the crack which caused radioactive water to leak into the nearby sea at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

# nuclear - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima owners begin 'condolence money' payout for radiation damage

Apr 5th 2011, 10:33 AM 393 Views 0 Comments

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s share price reaches an all-time low after the company pledges to cover evacuation costs.

# nuclear - Monday 4 April, 2011

Greenpeace says Chernobyl food radiation persists
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

Greenpeace says Chernobyl food radiation persists

Apr 4th 2011, 3:34 PM 665 Views 0 Comments

A quarter of a century after the world’s worst nuclear accident in Ukraine, food there is still contaminated by unacceptably high levels of radiation, according to the environmental group.

# nuclear - Sunday 3 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 3rd 2011, 7:45 PM 1,689 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Eamon Gilmore tries to get EU support for a change to Ireland’s bailout deal; the Queen of England plans to visit Croke Park; and Charlie Sheen bombs in Detroit.