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  1. Nuclear power never worth the risks

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The nuclear crisis in Japan has caused widespread public concern. Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are still battling with radioactive leaks and contamination. Reactors went into nuclear meltdown after a tsunami hit the plant on March 11 and cooling systems failed. Working in nuclear plants will always pose a risk. It must be very stressful to work in such places knowing ...

  2. Can Asia keep its lights on without nuclear energy?

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Tay Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan's call this month for an end to Japan's nuclear energy programme followed a similar pledge made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Before the triple tragedy that struck Japan on March 11 and consequent problems with the Fukushima nuclear reactors, such decisions would have been unimaginable. Predictions were instead ...

  3. Apple, Proview urged to strike deal

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com US computer giant Apple has been told to consider a private settlement with Proview Technology (Shenzhen), the bankrupt computer display maker, before the Guangdong Higher People's Court hands down a final ruli ...

  4. Japan rejects PLA offer of robots to handle disaster at nuclear plant

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen An offer by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to send robots designed to handle nuclear accidents to Japan has been turned down because Tokyo does not want help from ... nuclear emergency response task force had been ready for deployment since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami crippled reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant causing an environmental ...

  5. Undersea cable repairs delayed by nuclear crisis

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez International submarine cable operators face continued delays in repairing infrastructure damaged by last month's earthquake and tsunami, as the nuclear threat unfolds ... of Japan's nuclear crisis, considered the worst since Chernobyl in 1986. 'The big problem after the earthquake is the radiation leak from the Fukushima nuclear plant,' Bill Barney, ...

  6. Factory workers strike over Hitachi unit's sale

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Japanese oppressing Chinese employees'. The workers are also disputing arrangements and payments for overtime work, which were previously cited as reasons for Hailiang workers striking ... and Shenzhen's trade union. The strike follows one that broke out last week in Shekou industrial zone in Nanshan district, where more than 1,000 workers protested against circuit-board maker Topsearch ...

  7. Going nuclear

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... wasteful ways. None of this is going to happen without committed leadership. In the absence of realistic measures, here are the only interim solutions: nuclear reactors and mandatory energy-saving policies. If these are not turned to promptly, that 2 degrees target will be breached sooner rather than later. The world has 440 nuclear plants. There is no cleaner way to provide energy to urban ...

  8. 'Clean' nuclear energy is really a dirty bomb for future generations

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CLP Holdings chief executive officer Andrew Brandler states that the company has 'begun to build more nuclear and natural gas, alongside renewables, in Asia'. ('Why power companies must clean up their act', November 24). We are not mentally ready for nuclear power, and are already abusing our access to cheap energy sources like coal, oil and nuclear energy ...

  9. PLA carrier-killer missile nearly ready, says US

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Washington included an ASBM ban in arms-limitation talks towards the end of the cold war. By firing a ballistic missile- a rocket that would traditionally carry a nuclear warhead toward a city- to strike a ship, China would risk a catastrophic miscalculation by its enemies, who might fear they were under nuclear attack and retaliate in kind. Such a weapon also represents a significant ...

  10. Firm pushes ahead with nuclear power plant in Guangdong's last forest reserve

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group opened the project office for its new 50 billion yuan (HK$56.7 billion) nuclear power plant in Shaoguan, northern Guangdong, on Saturday. The move officially ends a debate on whether a nuclear power plant should be built in the province's last remaining national forest reserve. According to a statement on the company's ...




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