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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. PLA completes checks on nuclear facilities

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang The People's Liberation Army has completed emergency check-ups on all the nation's military nuclear facilities in the wake of Japan's crisis, senior officers said in Beijing yesterday. Defence Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Geng Yansheng said the PLA's newly established nuclear crisis control unit was ready to tackle any nuclear danger. The comments ...

  3. Essential quake viewing

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... surrounding the 9.0 magnitude quake, the biggest to strike Japan in 140 years, and the deadly aftermath that crippled the nation. The programme features exclusive footage, first-person accounts and analysis by experts. It will be followed by Emergency in Fukushima, tracing the dramatic struggle to avert a full nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Megaquake premieres ...

  4. Cross-strait nuclear safety pact eyed

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Officials from the mainland and Taiwan jointly proposed to set up a mechanism for co-operation and communication over nuclear safety in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis. The co-operation is aimed at joint efforts to prevent a nuclear incident, said a statement released yesterday after the conclusion of the two-day Cross-Strait Economic, Trade ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Zero-risk incident at Guangdong's Ling Ao nuclear plant, but greens seek the cause

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com While issues at Guangdong reactor have no safety implications, activists wants to know their cause Third zero-risk nuclear incident worries greens In its third operational problem this year, a Guangdong nuclear reactor's radiation sensors had been failing to pass on information to the plant's control room properly, the plant's operator ...

  6. Man-made lessons for nuclear power

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Weekly protests by thousands of people outside Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's official residence culminated earlier this month in the biggest anti-nuclear rally since the Fukushima disaster last year. Organisers say about 170,000 packed a Tokyo park to protest against the government's decision to restart the country's nuclear reactors. They were galvanised ...

  7. Openness crucial to nuclear safety

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China has no alternative but to develop nuclear power to pick up more of the energy load to drive rapid economic growth. But in addition to coping with the risks of nuclear energy, there is the matter of perception. Nuclear energy must be seen to be safe if the public is to have confidence in the country's nuclear power programme. That is why Beijing imposed a ban on the approval ...

  8. Approval of safety plan indicates end to hiatus on new nuclear plants

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Beijing has approved a five-year safety plan for its nuclear facilities following a year-long inspection in the wake of Japan's nuclear ... which was chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao (pictured). Analysts said the move once again underlined Beijing's determination to pursue the expansion of its nuclear industry, despite ...

  9. Nuclear safety drill a valid exercise

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A year after the disastrous nuclear leak in northeastern Japan, Hong Kong carried out its biggest drill to date in order to test the ability of emergency services to respond to a major accident at the Daya Bay nuclear power station in Guangdong. The chief executive and over 1,000 staff from more than 30 government departments took part. The two-day exercise involved evacuating ...

  10. Taking the fear out of nuclear energy

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The central government's enthusiasm for nuclear power has not been dampened by the Fukushima disaster. There is no reason why it should have been. Reactors that are properly managed ... were similarly enthusiastic about the energy source, which is why 30 per cent of the country's electricity was from nuclear reactors. But even though they were accountable to shareholders, ...




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