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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……

U.S. Navy investigates cheating by nuclear reactor instructors

About 30 instructors who train US sailors on the running of nuclear reactors are under investigation for cheating on a written exam, Navy commanders said Tuesday. The allegations raised fresh questions about ethics problems in the military and come on the heels of another cheating scandal that has implicated nearly…

Japan shuts down nuclear reactor in preparation for inspection

One of Japan’s two remaining working nuclear reactors was taken offline Tuesday, with the other to be shut down later this month and no restarts in sight amid public hostility to nuclear power. Kansai Electric Power started reducing generating power at its Unit No. 3 at the Oi plant, Fukui…

French nuclear reactor shut down after fires

RENNES, France — A French nuclear reactor shut down automatically Thursday after two small fires at the installation in the north of the country that firefighters quickly extinguished, officials said. EDF, the operator of the power plant in Penly on the English Channel near the port of Dieppe, said the…

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