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Iran takes control of Bushehr nuclear reactor
Iran takes control of Bushehr nuclear reactor

Iran on Monday finally takes control of its civilian nuclear reactor at Bushehr on the Gulf coast.

Iran takes control of Bushehr nuclear reactor
©REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Steam seen in Fukushima reactor building: TEPCO

Steam has been spotted in a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, its operator said Thursday, but stressed there is no sign yet of increased radiation.

Steam seen in Fukushima reactor building: TEPCO
©REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Japan nuclear operators ask for OK on reactor restarts

Japanese utilities on Monday asked regulators for permission to turn on 10 nuclear reactors, a move that could presage a widespread restart of atomic power more than two years after the Fukushima disaster.

Japan nuclear operators ask for OK on reactor restarts
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N.Korea could open nuclear reactor in months: institute

North Korea may be just one or two months away from restarting a reactor to produce plutonium, potentially allowing the regime to ramp up its nuclear weapons program.

N.Korea could open nuclear reactor in months: institute
Japan nuclear reactor atop active fault: regulator
Japan nuclear reactor atop active fault: regulator

Japan's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday that one reactor was sitting directly above an active tectonic fault, effectively ruling out a restart forever.

Japan nuclear reactor atop active fault: regulator
N.Korea could start nuclear reactor soon: study
N.Korea could start nuclear reactor soon: study

North Korea could be ready within weeks to start operating a light-water reactor that has triggered growing concern amid the regime's vows to build more nuclear weapons.

N.Korea could start nuclear reactor soon: study
Castro picks 'young' new heir to take regime into future
Castro picks 'young' new heir to take regime into future

Cuban President Raul Castro won re-election Sunday to what he pledged will be his last term, and finally unveiled a 52-year-old political heir to bring the regime into the future.

Castro picks 'young' new heir to take regime into future
Fire breaks out at Australian nuclear facility
Fire breaks out at Australian nuclear facility

A fire broke out at a nuclear research reactor in Sydney Tuesday, but authorities said the blaze was brought under control and there appeared to be no damage to the reactors.

Fire breaks out at Australian nuclear facility
Japan PM Abe wants new nuclear reactors: reports
Japan PM Abe wants new nuclear reactors: reports

Japan's new prime minister Shinzo Abe has voiced his willingness to build new nuclear reactors, reports said Monday, despite widespread public opposition to atomic energy in light of the Fukushima crisis.

Japan PM Abe wants new nuclear reactors: reports
US steps up spying on Iran's nuclear reactor: report
US steps up spying on Iran's nuclear reactor: report

US intelligence agencies have significantly stepped up spying operations on Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor prompted by concerns about the security of weapons-grade plutonium there.

US steps up spying on Iran's nuclear reactor: report
©REUTERS
S. Korea shuts nuclear reactors, warns of power shortages

South Korea was forced to shut down two nuclear reactors Monday to replace components provided with fake quality certificates.

S. Korea shuts nuclear reactors, warns of power shortages
©REUTERS/Jo Yong hak
Two S. Korea nuclear reactors shut down

Two South Korean 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors were shut down Tuesday at separate plants, both as a result of unrelated systems malfunctions.

Two S. Korea nuclear reactors shut down
Japan to abandon nuclear power by 2030s
Japan to abandon nuclear power by 2030s

Japan will abandon nuclear power within the next three decades under new government policy on the post-Fukushima energy mix.

Japan to abandon nuclear power by 2030s
Institute of Nuclear Physics. Photo courtesy of inp.kz
Kazakhstan’s Institute for Nuclear Physics converting its research reactor

A project to replace the fuel for low-enriched options is under way.

Kazakhstan’s Institute for Nuclear Physics converting its research reactor
A nuclear reactor. ©REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
US nuclear plant problem worse than thought: report

US nuclear regulators published an update on California's troubled San Onofre power plant Thursday, sparking an expert warning that the problem is more serious than first thought.

US nuclear plant problem worse than thought: report
Japan reactor back to full power after nuke shutdown
Japan reactor back to full power after nuke shutdown

A nuclear reactor in western Japan began full operations Monday, the first restart since the country shut down its atomic stations in the wake of last year's crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Japan reactor back to full power after nuke shutdown
In reactor section of nuclear station. ©RIA Novosti
Head of KazAtomProm told about nuclear reactor of his dream

Vladimir Shkolnik told about prospects of development of nuclear energy in Kazakhstan.

Head of KazAtomProm told about nuclear reactor of his dream
©RIA Novosti
India mulls exporting nuclear reactors to Kazakhstan

Indian and Kazakh governments are negotiating export of nuclear reactors.

India mulls exporting nuclear reactors to Kazakhstan

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