# nuclear - Yesterday’s News
An Taisce claims permission for a new plant at Hinkley Point shouldn’t have been given as there was no consultation with the Irish people.
# nuclear - Monday 25 November, 2013
It follows the easing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for steps to curb its nuclear programme.
# nuclear - Sunday 24 November, 2013
After almost a decade of stalemate, three rounds of negotiations since September led to a pre-dawn interim deal in Geneva.
Obama said in a statement that the announcement “achieves a great deal”.
# nuclear - Saturday 23 November, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva for the talks today.
# nuclear - Monday 18 November, 2013
Moving the uranium and plutonium fuel rods from a reactor building is the most difficult task so far in the decommissioning of the nuclear plant.
# nuclear - Sunday 10 November, 2013
The Iranian president says that there are “red lines that won’t be crossed”.
# nuclear - Thursday 7 November, 2013
Nuclear engineers will remove the uranium and plutonium fuel rods as part of the decades-long decommissioning of the plant after the worst atomic accident in a generation.
# nuclear - Wednesday 6 November, 2013
The Irish government welcomed the report and says it will work with the UK on the decommissioning of the site.
# nuclear - Sunday 27 October, 2013
The service will aid agencies forecast the spread of radiation and other hazardous materials.
# nuclear - Monday 21 October, 2013
Britain is building a new nuclear reactor to provide electricity for homes – but should Ireland follow suit?
EDF, the French energy giant, has agreed a deal to build two reactors at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.
# nuclear - Wednesday 28 August, 2013
The nuclear regulator in Japan had originally given it a rating of Level 1, an ‘anomaly’.
# nuclear - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.
The desert kingdom which doesn’t have any oil is looking at ways to meet its energy needs.
# nuclear - Tuesday 6 August, 2013
Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said he would not surrender Iran’s rights but wanted to allay Western concerns.
# nuclear - Monday 15 July, 2013
While protect itself with the threat of using nuclear weapons is far from ideal, it is infinitely preferable to the situation in which the US has now found itself: chasing its tail over costly and ineffective missile technology, writes Jason Douglas.
# nuclear - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.
# nuclear - Saturday 6 July, 2013
The talks follow months of friction and threats of war by Pyongyang after its February nuclear test attracted tougher UN sanctions, further squeezing its struggling economy.
# nuclear - Friday 21 June, 2013
More than 18,000 people died when the towering tsunami smashed into Japan’s northeast in March 2011 setting off the crisis at Fukushima.
# nuclear - Wednesday 19 June, 2013
The US President will use an open-air speech to propose a reduction in American and Russian warheads.
# nuclear - Sunday 9 June, 2013
The talks were to set up a high-level meeting in Seoul after months of tensions.
# nuclear - Wednesday 1 May, 2013
An Taisce argues that the decision to build the nuclear power station was made without consultation with the Irish people.
# nuclear - Thursday 11 April, 2013
The problem with deterrence theory is that, at its root, it is based on threats which can lead states to the brink of war. North Korea’s behaviour should instead be viewed as an opportunity for engagement, writes Jason Douglas.
# nuclear - Tuesday 2 April, 2013
North Korea is restarting a nuclear reactor, while saying it now considers itself in a ‘state of war’. How do you feel?
North Korea shut down the reactor in July 2007 until an aid-for-disarmament deal – but now there are concerns that it will be used to produce weapons-grade uranium.
# nuclear - Saturday 30 March, 2013
North Korea has issued a warning to Seoul and Washington, saying that “any provocation” could swiftly escalate into an all-out nuclear conflict.
# nuclear - Tuesday 12 March, 2013
While a functioning nuclear weapon remains years away for North Korea, recent activities and statements will nevertheless have a worrying effect in Seoul, Washington and the wider world, writes Jason Douglas.
# nuclear - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
North Korea will never be included in international non-proliferation efforts if it is eternally treated as a pariah, writes Eoghan Murphy.
# nuclear - Tuesday 12 February, 2013
Even North Korea’s sole international ally, China, was stern in its condemnation of the nuclear test and threats to the United States.
# nuclear - Friday 8 February, 2013
People whose homes or farms were affected by radiation from the Fukushima plant will file class-action lawsuits next month for damages.
# nuclear - Saturday 2 February, 2013
Strong tremors have been confirmed across Hokkaido island but no damage has been reported at the several nuclear facilities in the region.
# nuclear - Friday 25 January, 2013
Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.
# nuclear - Tuesday 15 January, 2013
Throw your hands up at us.
# nuclear - Friday 11 January, 2013
An Sunni extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack – one of the most deadly in Pakistan’s history and the worst single attack ever against Shiites in the country.
# nuclear - Monday 10 December, 2012
Geologists say an existing Japanese nuclear plant may be sited over an active seismic fault – indicating that it will probably have to be scrapped.
# nuclear - Wednesday 28 November, 2012
Iran is to step up its uranium enrichment programme by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel.
# nuclear - Tuesday 27 November, 2012
Department of the Environment releases report from independent experts on risk to Ireland of a radioactive leak at the Cumbrian nuclear site as it is being decommissioned.
# nuclear - Saturday 17 November, 2012
The former Pakistan president said the two nuclear-armed countries need to settle their differences in order to ease tensions in the region.
# nuclear - Wednesday 7 November, 2012
Operators failed to dispose of radioactive waste properly, as cost of decommissioning site rises, says watchdog.