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Ukrainian firefighters battle two blazes near Chernobyl nuclear power plant; over 60 acres of forest affected
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Ukrainian firefighters battle two blazes near Chernobyl nuclear power plant; over 60 acres of forest affected

The Chernobyl nuclear plant was evacuated in 1986 following an explosion that caused radioactive contamination.

Restarting of Kudankulam nuclear power plant delayed by one month to 3 November
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Restarting of Kudankulam nuclear power plant delayed by one month to 3 November

The mega nuclear power plant was shut down on 4 August due to hydrogen concentration in the stator was originally expected to restart on 4 September.

Thermal images show North Korea may have more nuclear weapons material than previously thought
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Thermal images show North Korea may have more nuclear weapons material than previously thought

North Korea's nuclear site show Pyongyang may have more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to enlarge its nuclear weapons stockpile

Narendra Modi's US visit: India's nuclear plant agreement with Westinghouse unlikely before trip
India

Narendra Modi's US visit: India's nuclear plant agreement with Westinghouse unlikely before trip

An agreement between the NPCIL and Westinghouse to build six atomic reactors in Andhra Pradesh will unlikely be signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States next week.

Russia building world's first 'floating' nuclear power plant: Officials confirm construction 'at closing stage'
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Russia building world's first 'floating' nuclear power plant: Officials confirm construction 'at closing stage'

Russia is in advanced stages of building the world's first "floating" nuclear power plant (FNPP) for installation in remote areas and hopes FNPP technology will also interest South Asian countries like India.

Government scouting possible sites for Nuclear plants in Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand
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Government scouting possible sites for Nuclear plants in Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand

The central government is looking at possible sites in the northern states of Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana for setting up new atomic power plants, a minister said on Tuesday.

Robot death at Fukushima: Bots sent to repair damage at nuclear power plant got their circuits destroyed
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Robot death at Fukushima: Bots sent to repair damage at nuclear power plant got their circuits destroyed

Japan on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. Robots sent into repair the site are ‘dying’ – as soon as the robots get close to the damaged reactors, their circuits get destroyed because of the radiation.

Hiroshima residents file lawsuit to prevent n-plant reactivation
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Hiroshima residents file lawsuit to prevent n-plant reactivation

A group of residents from the Japanese city of Hiroshima, including several survivors from the 1945 atomic bombing, on Friday filed a lawsuit to prevent the reactivation of a nuclear power plant in the area.

Japan's Fukushima nuclear cleanup hampered by contaminated water woes
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Japan's Fukushima nuclear cleanup hampered by contaminated water woes

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

US jails 84-year-old nun for breaking into nuclear facility
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US jails 84-year-old nun for breaking into nuclear facility

Rice and two others admitted to spray painting peace slogans and hammering on exterior walls of the facility. When a guard confronted them, they offered him food and began singing.

SC seeks Centre response on safety guideline in Kudankulam
India

SC seeks Centre response on safety guideline in Kudankulam

A bench headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan asked the authorities to file report within three weeks on a petition alleging that all the safety and security measures were not put in place before commissioning of the plant.

Kudankulam nuke power plant safe: DAE official
India

Kudankulam nuke power plant safe: DAE official

The Kundankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is safe and functioning normally, a senior official of the Department of Atomic Energy said shortly after a country-made bomb exploded near the facility.

Tests still to be carried out before Kudankulam reaches full capacity
India

Tests still to be carried out before Kudankulam reaches full capacity

Even as the first reactor of Kundankulam plant started generating electricity and was connected to the grid on Tuesday, a series of tests are in progress lined up before the plant reaches its full capacity, a nuclear energy expert said today

Pakistan begins work on nuclear plant with China's help
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Pakistan begins work on nuclear plant with China's help

Pakistan has started work on a 1,000-MW nuclear power plant being set up near this financial hub with Chinese assistance, a media report said today

Japan resisted steps to control Fukushima water in 2011
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Japan resisted steps to control Fukushima water in 2011

The advice to the embattled operator was outlined in a memo to government officials just two months after the accident, but then shelved, according to two officials who participated in the discussions and documents prepared by both governments and the utility.

Tsunami struck Japanese region suffers fresh quake
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Tsunami struck Japanese region suffers fresh quake

A strong earthquake has shaken northeastern Japan in the same region that was devastated by a giant tsunami and quake two and a half years ago.

Kudankulam: Anti-nuclear activists want evacuation plan details shared
India

Kudankulam: Anti-nuclear activists want evacuation plan details shared

Anti-nuclear activists have sought details of the emergency plan from the authorities to check their preparedness in evacuating people living within the 16-km radius of the Tamil Nadu's 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), an activist said on Tuesday.

Seismic fault under n-plant in Japan may be active:scientists
Politics

Seismic fault under n-plant in Japan may be active:scientists

The five-member panel commissioned by the Nuclear Regulation Authority announced that the structure underneath the Tsuruga plant showed signs of seismic movement around 100,000 years ago, recent enough to still be active.

Two nuclear reactors shut in South Korea
World

Two nuclear reactors shut in South Korea

The two reactors at the Yeonggwang nuclear power plant in the southwest were closed until the end of this year.

IAEA team begins review of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station
India

IAEA team begins review of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station

The expert team will review the programme and activities essential to plant operation based on IAEA safety standards and proven good practices.