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‘Irreparable’ safety issues: All US nuclear reactors should be replaced, ‘Band-Aids’ won’t help

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All 104 nuclear reactors currently operational in the US have irreparable safety issues and should be taken out of commission and replaced, former chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory B. Jaczko said.


North Korea makes "significant" nuclear reactor progress: IAEA

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North Korea has made significant progress in the construction of a light water atomic reactor over the past year, a U.N. watchdog report said, a facility that may extend Pyongyang's capacity to produce material for nuclear weapons.

Senh: Coming a day after a report that Iran has doubled their nuclear capacity, this is not good.


Japan OKs restart of 1st reactors since tsunami

Japan's government on Saturday approved bringing the country's first nuclear reactors back online since last year's earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown, going against wider public opinion that is opposed to nuclear power after Fukushima....


Japan switches off last nuclear power plant; will it cope?

Japan shuts down its last working nuclear power reactor this weekend just over a year after a tsunami scarred the nation and if it survives the summer without major electricity shortages, producers fear the plants will stay offline for good.


Japan plans to scrap nuclear plants after 40 years

Japan says it will soon require atomic reactors to be shut down after 40 years of use to improve safety following the nuclear crisis set off by last year's tsunami....


Japan's crippled nuclear plant reaches stability

Japan says the crippled reactors at its tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant have reached stability more than four months ago after the disaster.


Syria site was "very likely" an atom reactor: IAEA

A Syrian site bombed by Israel in 2007 was "very likely" to have been a nuclear reactor which should have been declared, the U.N. atomic agency said in a report, an assertion which may lead to Damascus being referred to the U.N. Security Council.


Breaking: Hydrogen Explosion At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Japan’s nuclear safety agency has confirmed that a hydrogen explosion has occurred at the No. 3 reactor of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, a 5 meter tidal wave is said to be on the way to northern Japan’s eastern coast.


New hydrogen explosion hits stricken Japanese nuclear power plant

New hydrogen explosion hits stricken Japanese nuclear power plant

Japan's chief cabinet secretary says a hydrogen explosion has occurred at Unit 3 of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The blast was similar to an earlier one at a different unit of the facility.


Japan quake: 2nd reactor cooled with seawater to avert meltdown

The last-ditch move indicates that the backup cooling system in a second quake-damaged reactor has failed. Japanese officials say radiation levels at another reactor being pumped with seawater have fallen, but hydrogen gas is building in a third.


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