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  • Japan's First Lady speaks out on sales tax, nuclear power

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese First Lady Akie Abe - often called the "household opposition" for her penchant to speak out - said on Thursday the country should consider cutting wasteful spending and boosting the economy before going ahead with a rise in...
  • South Korea running out of spent nuclear fuel storage space - advisory body

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea needs to quickly find additional space where it can store its spent nuclear fuel because some of its temporary storage capacity will be full by 2016, an independent body that advises the government on nuclear issues said on...
  • India's Modi eyes breakthrough nuclear pact on Japan trip

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is hoping to win Japanese backing for a nuclear energy pact during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and lure investment into its $85 billion market while addressing Japan's concern about nuclear proliferation. India...
  • The dangers of nuclear dumps

    To the editor: About 60  nuclear power plants with 100 nuclear reactors are operating in the U.S. As time — and global warming and our more-dramatic weather — combine to reduce grid capacity, we must broaden our menu of power sources,...
  • U.S. inspector wanted reactor shut on quake fears: report

    (Reuters) - A federal nuclear inspector urged U.S. regulators to shut down a California nuclear power plant until tests showed its reactors could withstand shocks from nearby earthquake faults, according to the Associated Press and an environmental group....
  • Iran says tested new nuclear enrichment machine, may irk West

    DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has conducted "mechanical" tests on a new, advanced machine to refine uranium, a senior official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, a disclosure that may annoy Western states pushing Tehran to scale back its nuclear...
  • Group files petition to close California's last nuclear plant

    An environmental group filed a petition Tuesday seeking to shut down California's last remaining nuclear power plant until regulators have taken a more extensive look at its ability to withstand an earthquake. The filing by Friends of the Earth came a...
  • The nuclear option [Commentary]

    The nuclear option [Commentary]
    Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
  • Former inspector urges nuclear regulators to close California plant

    A former federal inspector has urged regulators to shut down California's last nuclear power plant until it can be determined whether the facility can stand up to an earthquake off the Central Coast. Michael Peck, the former senior resident inspector at...
  • Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery

    A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam. The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...
  • Proposed Dominion LNG plant threatens Lusby community [Letter]

    Proposed Dominion LNG plant threatens Lusby community [Letter]
    Last week there was a gas leak on Solomon's Island. The authorities didn't shut down the island and evacuate residents because it was believed driving by the leak could be more harmful that staying put. In nearby Lusby, Dominion has plans to expand...