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With Iran’s Help, India Eludes China in Race for Gas Riches

Anyone looking for the biggest immediate impact from Iran’s nuclear deal may want to turn away from the Middle East and toward the Indian subcontinent. With U.S. sanctions easing, India is racing to build a port in Iran that will get around the fact that its land access to energy-rich former Soviet republics in Central Asia has been blocked by China and its ally Pakistan. “We’re seeing the latest manifestat ...

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Japans third nuclear plant starts

Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry more than four years after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The decision will be a boost for operator Shikoku Electric Power Co, which relied on its sole Ikata nuclear power station in southwestern Japan for about 40 percent of its electricity ou ...

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Taipower’s Nuclear waste disposal criticised

A coalition of environmental protection groups yesterday rallied in front of the legislature to protest Taiwan Power Co’s (Taipower) holding of an international bid to reprocess 1,200 bundles of highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods overseas, saying the move has violated administrative procedures and could encourage the proliferation of nuclear weapons. On the day before Lunar New Year’s Eve, Taipower issued ...

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Earthquake off coast of Japan

It was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep and occurred at 6:06 a.m. Tuesday in Japan (6:06 p.m. ET Monday). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat from the quake. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory shortly after the quake, warning of strong currents, but later canceled the advisory. The Tokyo Electric Power Company, whose Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ...

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India in Nuclear agreement with Sri Lanka

India sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka on Monday, its first breakthrough with the new government of the tiny Indian Ocean island where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years. Under the deal, India will help Sri Lanka build its nuclear energy infrastructure, including training of personnel, the Indian foreign ministry said. Later, India could also sell ...

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Sth Australia to assess more Nuclear

Willingness to explore the facts about nuclear energy shows Australia is waking up World Nuclear Association (WNA) applauds news of a Royal Commission to assess whether South Australia should expand the role of nuclear energy, as announced on Sunday (8 February) by state Premier Jay Weatherill. This will lead to an objective assessment of the facts about nuclear energy and should identify the most realisabl ...

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Japan to restart Nuclear reactor

Japan’s government is aiming to restart a nuclear reactor by around June following a lengthy and politically-sensitive approval process in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, sources familiar with the plans said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has been pushing to bring some of the country’s reactors back online after all 48 closed following meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011, arg ...

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Chinese & Argentines in Nuclear agreement

BEIJING — Chinese and Argentine leaders on Wednesday signed a batch of agreements, including collaboration on two new nuclear power plants, as Beijing is strengthening its relations with the South American country. On a state visit to China, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and the two countries signed 15 agreements covering travel visas, information t ...

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US & india agree Nuclear deal

India and the US have announced a breakthrough on civil nuclear trade, during President Barack Obama’s visit to Delhi. “Today we achieved a breakthrough understanding on two issues that were holding up our ability to advance our civil nuclear co-operation,” Mr Obama said, on Sunday, according to Reuters. “We are committed to moving towards full implementation,” he added. Mr Obama, the first US president to ...

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2 Workers die at Fukushima

A worker at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant died Tuesday (Jan 20) after falling into a water tank, the country's nuclear operator said, the second fatal accident to blight efforts to stabilise the tsunami-battered facility. Separately on Tuesday, another worker died because of an incident at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, which is located several kilometres south of the damaged plant, ope ...

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