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India’s nuclear reactor reaches ‘full capacity’ for the first time

The first reactor of India's largest nuclear plant -- dogged by protests and multiple delays -- reached full capacity for the first time Saturday, an official said. The Russian-backed Kudankulam plant, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, is designed……

Japan to create underground ice wall at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan's nuclear regulator on Monday approved a plan to freeze the soil under the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to try to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said. The Nuclear Regulation Authority examined plans by Tokyo Electric Power……

Safety lapses criticized after New Mexico nuclear plant fire

A fire which sparked the evacuation of a major underground US nuclear waste plant last month was preventable, according to a report highlighting safety lapses at the site. Poor training, badly maintained equipment and unclear procedures were criticized……

Brawl breaks out in Taiwanese legislature over planned nuclear plant

TAIPEI — Taiwanese lawmakers hurled water and wrestled each other to the floor of the island’s parliament Friday in a brawl which broke out during a debate on the fate of a controversial nuclear plant. Dozens of lawmakers from opposing camps clashed as they tried to seize the chamber’s podium…

Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear power plant

Several dozen Greenpeace activists broke into a nuclear plant in southern France early on Monday, unfurling banners against atomic power, the organisation and police said. The activists snuck into the grounds of the Tricastin plant in the southern Drome region around 5:00 am, Greenpeace and local police said. They hung…

Mysterious intruder shoots at Tennessee nuclear plant security guard

An as-yet-unknown intruder who turned up at a Tennessee nuclear plant opened fire on private security guards before fleeing the scene, authorities said Monday. The incident was serious enough that the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar nuclear plant went into a heightened state of alert, according to The Times Free…

Radioactive water leaked at second Japan plant

A Japanese nuclear plant leaked 1.8 tonnes of radioactive water from its cooling system, the government said, heightening safety worries as an atomic crisis continues at another plant. The leak, discovered Friday, caused no environmental impact as it was contained within an idled reactor at the Genkai nuclear plant in…

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