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  1. Details of quake damage to Sichuan's biggest nuclear dump site under wraps

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a numeric code. When the earthquake struck Yingxiu on May 12, the shock waves rippled outwards, striking the plant. It was the worst hit among hundreds of military nuclear facilities built ... Stephen Chen The biggest nuclear-waste storage facility in southwestern China was paralysed after the Sichuan earthquake but its parent company, the China National Nuclear Corporation ...

  2. Disaster strikes

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... camp in what is now Tsim Sha Tsui East. He also turned his sights on a nuclear holocaust in Hiroshima 28 (1974), although again the approach was the antithesis of the spectacle one associated ...

  3. On shaky ground

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Asia's vulnerability to earthquakes raises some disturbing questions about nuclear safety, writes Michael Richardson As aftershocks from China's devastating earthquake continue to cause havoc, atomic safety experts from around the world are preparing to meet in Japan later this month to scrutinise seismic standards at nuclear plants. Because they contain lethal sources ...

  4. Not all rogue nations are the same

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... producing a nuclear weapon. The US bombed Libya in 1986 for supporting terrorism and could have done so again using precision-strike conventional weapons to destroy weapons of mass destruction ... Michael Richardson Negotiations to make the Korean Peninsula permanently free of nuclear weapons are due to resume in Beijing in September. China, the United States, Japan, Russia, ...

  5. Puzzling over Kim Jong-il

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... nuclear weapons and may test them. Was anybody surprised? The United States insisted on the multilateral format, while North Korea said non-nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula is a purely US-North Korean issue, especially as the Bush administration has named the North part of its 'axis of evil' and maintains its right to pre-emptive strikes, not excluding ...

  6. Public Eye

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... won't because it's not true. Lack of leadership is what he has shown. Japan's nuclear scare forced responsible governments everywhere to rethink their nuclear energy strategy. The US, Europe and even China swiftly reassured their citizens by holding off on more nuclear plants until they took a fresh look at safety. But our government remained mute. It ignored questions ...

  7. China sets the bar high with new-found duties

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But it is the decision to suspend approvals for new nuclear power plants and the State Council's announcement of a review of its atomic energy policy that are perhaps the most striking. When Japan's ... of China's nuclear programme were unprecedented shows of concern, unexpectedly prompt and impressive in scale. These are praiseworthy decisions, ones we are unused to from officials who have a patchy ...

  8. Ignore Pyongyang's tantrums

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate Things are not always what they seem on the Korean Peninsula. Maybe not enough people know this. When North Korea admitted that it possessed nuclear weapons, and rejected ... China has a different kind of problem: US President George W. Bush has become increasingly dependent on Beijing to help fix the North Korean nuclear crisis. This is the very same American who ...

  9. China's nuclear plants, ambitious power plans unshaken by tremors

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao China says its nuclear facilities have not been affected by Friday's massive earthquake in Japan, where two nuclear power plants are seriously damaged, and that plans to expand the use of nuclear power will not change. Deputy Environment Minister Zhang Lijun said, however, that China could learn lessons from Japan amid growing concerns over the safety of nuclear ...

  10. Job guaranteed: City U launches nuclear degree

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau City University is to launch Hong Kong's first degree course in nuclear and risk engineering- a decision made before the crisis at the Fukushima reactor in Japan. The magnitude-9 earthquake and the devastating tsunami that hit northeast Japan on March 11, crippling the nuclear power plant, has triggered a global backlash against nuclear power. But the university ...




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