Nuclear energy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33972/all en Taiwan opposition wants to scrap new nuclear plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/taiwan-opposition-wants-scrap-new-nuclear-plant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Taiwan's main opposition party Tuesday called for a halt to construction of a long-delayed nuclear plant ahead of planned island-wide protests brought about by renewed safety concerns.</p> <p>Debate over the island's fourth nuclear power facility, under construction for nearly 14 years and still not completed, is heating up as parliament prepares to review an additional budget of up to Tw$40 billion ($1.4 billion).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/taiwan-opposition-wants-scrap-new-nuclear-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Nuclear energy Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:00:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759667 at http://www.globalpost.com Two years after Fukushima, Japan's nuclear lobby bounces back http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/two-years-after-fukushima-japans-nuclear-lobby-bounces-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mari Saito and Linda Sieg</p> <p>TOKYO, March 8 (Reuters) - The crowds of anti-nuclear protesters have dwindled since Japan's "Summer of Discontent" last year, and a new government is keen to revive the country's atomic energy industry, but Morishi Izumita says he is not about to throw in the towel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/two-years-after-fukushima-japans-nuclear-lobby-bounces-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear energy Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:15:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776518 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands in Japan anti-nuclear protest two years after Fukushima http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/thousands-japan-anti-nuclear-protest-two-years-after-fukushima <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mari Saito and Sophie Knight</p> <p>TOKYO, March 10 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters marched in the Japanese capital on Sunday calling on the government to shun nuclear power, a day before the second anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that triggered the world's worst atomic disaster in 25 years.</p> <p>Japan is still coming to terms with the disaster that ravaged its northeastern region two years ago - the earthquake and tsunami killed more than 15,000 people. Several thousand people are still unaccounted for.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/thousands-japan-anti-nuclear-protest-two-years-after-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear energy Politics Tokyo Electric Power Company War Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778687 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Japan PM Abe vows nation to emerge stronger from 2011 triple disasters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-japan-pm-abe-vows-nation-emerge-stronger-2011-triple-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* PM Abe vows to speed up rebuilding from triple calamaties</p> <p>* Two years on, more than 300,000 still living as evacuees</p> <p>* Anti-nuclear activists fear media, public forgetting Fukushima</p> <p>By Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-japan-pm-abe-vows-nation-emerge-stronger-2011-triple-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear energy Politics Tōhoku region Tokyo Electric Power Company Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779441 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. sees progress in boosting post-Fukushima nuclear safety http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/un-sees-progress-boosting-post-fukushima-nuclear-safety <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA, March 11 (Reuters) - Efforts to enhance global nuclear safety have advanced since Japan's Fukushima disaster struck exactly two years ago on Monday, the U.N. atomic energy chief said, vowing to help make nuclear power as "safe as humanly possible".</p> <p>Yukiya Amano, a veteran Japanese diplomat, said virtually all member states of the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with nuclear plants had completed so-called stress tests and had expanded safety measures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/un-sees-progress-boosting-post-fukushima-nuclear-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear energy Nuclear proliferation Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:45:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779553 at http://www.globalpost.com Greenpeace protests at Argentina nuclear plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/greenpeace-protests-at-argentina-nuclear-plant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Some 40 Greenpeace activists were arrested inside an atomic power plant in Argentina on Monday at a protest on the second anniversary of the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, the group said.</p> <p>The protesters "were beaten and detained after entering the Embalse nuclear facility in Cordoba" some 700 kilometers (450 miles) northeast of Buenos Aires, a Greenpeace statement said.</p> <p>It added that the group had hoped to underscore the dangers of nuclear power, two years after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami struck the city of Fukushima.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/greenpeace-protests-at-argentina-nuclear-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Japanese nuclear accidents Nuclear energy AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:00:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780074 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss supreme court stays closure of nuclear plant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-supreme-court-stays-closure-nuclear-plant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Swiss supreme court on Thursday ruled that the country's Muehleberg nuclear power plant can continue operating beyond the end of June, overturning a cut-off date for decommissioning.</p> <p>The Federal Tribunal voided a 2012 decision by Switzerland's administrative court, which had said Muehleberg's operating authorisation should end on June 28 owing to technical deficiencies.</p> <p>"When it comes to nuclear power, federal legislation does not impose a requirement for zero risk," one of the court's five judges, Hans Georg Seiler, was quoted as saying by Swiss news agency ATS.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/swiss-supreme-court-stays-closure-nuclear-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Hospitality Law Nuclear energy Politics Technology AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796197 at http://www.globalpost.com IAEA team to inspect Fukushima next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/iaea-team-inspect-fukushima-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The UN atomic agency announced Tuesday a visit to Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to review efforts to plan and implement its decommissioning, two years after a major disaster there.</p> <p>The April 15-22 trip by the 12-member team of International Atomic Energy (IAEA) nuclear experts and international specialists is at the request of the Japanese government, a statement said. </p> <p>"The review is expected to be the first of a two-mission programme to provide IAEA support for Japan's decommissioning of the damaged reactors at Fukushima Daiichi," it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/iaea-team-inspect-fukushima-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear energy Tōhoku region AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:19:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806652 at http://www.globalpost.com German MPs debate fresh search for nuclear dump site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/german-mps-debate-fresh-search-nuclear-dump-site <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's environment minister urged lawmakers Friday to back a "historic breakthrough" and relaunch the search for a nuclear waste dump site, a topic that has sparked controversy for three decades.</p> <p>Peter Altmaier told a parliamentary debate that the new search would look at a "blank map" as it scours Germany for "the most suitable final repository regarding the safety of people and nature".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/german-mps-debate-fresh-search-nuclear-dump-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear energy Technology AFP Fri, 17 May 2013 19:31:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5840498 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-PM Kan shares Fukushima lessons in California http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130606/ex-pm-kan-shares-fukushima-lessons-california <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan told residents and activists near an ailing nuclear power plant in California on Tuesday how the Fukushima disaster changed his view of nuclear power.</p> <p> "Only a nuclear accident could displace 40 percent the population...I concluded that the only way to contain this risk was to create a society that does not rely on nuclear power," said Kan at a symposium organized by Friends of the Earth, an environmental lobbying group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130606/ex-pm-kan-shares-fukushima-lessons-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear energy Nuclear energy in the United States Kyodo News International Thu, 06 Jun 2013 05:01:25 +0000 Kyodo News International 5851775 at http://www.globalpost.com France, Japan join forces for larger share of nuclear market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/france-japan-join-forces-larger-share-nuclear-market <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Antoni Slodkowski</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and France on Friday agreed to boost nuclear cooperation to secure a larger share of global atomic energy markets as Tokyo's pro-nuclear government looks to restart reactors despite public unease in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.</p> <p>The agreement comes hot on the heels of a $22 billion deal struck in May between Japanese and French nuclear giants to build Turkey's second nuclear power plant.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/france-japan-join-forces-larger-share-nuclear-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Energy Nuclear energy Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 07 Jun 2013 09:20:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5852286 at http://www.globalpost.com Federal government will raise nuclear liability cap to $1B from $75M http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130610/federal-government-will-raise-nuclear-liability-cap-1b-75m-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - The federal government will raise the liability ceiling for nuclear operators to $1 billion, from the present limit of $75 million.</p> <p>The legislation, to be introduced in the fall, will update the four-decade-old limit for civil damages in the event of a nuclear accident, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver told a major nuclear conference today.</p> <p>He said the legislation will also broaden the number of categories for which compensation may be sought and improve the procedures for delivering it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130610/federal-government-will-raise-nuclear-liability-cap-1b-75m-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Nuclear energy Nuclear safety Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:34:08 +0000 The Canadian Press 5854391 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan says building nuclear safety culture will take a long time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/japan-says-building-nuclear-safety-culture-will-take-long-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aaron Sheldrick and Kentaro Hamada</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear regulator said on Thursday that elevating safety culture to international standards will "take a long time", days before new rules come into effect to avoid a repeat of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011.</p> <p>An earthquake and tsunami killed nearly 20,000 people and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years when the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant was destroyed, leaking radiation into the sea and air.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/japan-says-building-nuclear-safety-culture-will-take-long-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Fukushima Prefecture Nuclear energy Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:05:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5875545 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan nuclear operators ask to restart reactors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/japan-nuclear-operators-ask-restart-reactors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese power companies on Monday asked for permission to restart 10 nuclear reactors, a move that could presage a widespread return to atomic energy more than two years after the Fukushima disaster.</p> <p>The firms submitted applications to regulators for safety assessments on units at five separate plants on the day that new beefed-up rules came into force.</p> <p>The requests are the first step on a journey that could take many months, but which commentators say is likely to result in the resumption of nuclear power generation in Japan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/japan-nuclear-operators-ask-restart-reactors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Nuclear energy Technology War AFP Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:32:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5878100 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan marks 68th anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima torn over nuclear plant restarts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130806/japan-marks-68th-anniversary-atomic-bombing-hiroshima-torn-o <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HIROSHIMA, Japan - Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a sombre ceremony to honour the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.</p> <p>Some 50,000 people stood for a minute of silence in Hiroshima's peace park near the epicenter of the early morning blast on Aug. 6, 1945, that killed up to 140,000 people. The bombing of Nagasaki three days later killed tens of thousands more, prompting Japan's surrender to the World War II Allies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130806/japan-marks-68th-anniversary-atomic-bombing-hiroshima-torn-o" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Energy Nuclear energy Social Issues Technology War The Canadian Press Tue, 06 Aug 2013 06:32:28 +0000 The Canadian Press 5903418 at http://www.globalpost.com