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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978778/nuclear-power-never-worth-risks
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963822/pla-completes-checks-nuclear-facilities
  3. Atomic energy strategy under a cloud

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... accidents strike. 'We must consider the limit of human abilities when talking about nuclear safety,' he says. Zhang Guobao, a former director of the National Energy Administration, said ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing's decision to suspend approvals for new nuclear plants and launch a comprehensive safety review of existing facilities and those under construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741216/atomic-energy-strategy-under-cloud
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967449/essential-quake-viewing
  5. Uranium miners in underground strike

    Posted Aug 29th 2005, 12:00am

    ... down by the lift but they said they are on a hunger strike.' The Jadugoda uranium mines are the lifeline of India's nuclear weapons programme and fuel atomic power plants nationwide. ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta Desperate workers at a uranium mine are risking their lives to improve their paltry wages by staging an underground hunger strike in flooded tunnels. More than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513970/uranium-miners-underground-strike
  6. Potential is there for a solution in North Korea

    Posted Jan 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the country's key nuclear site offers the first chance since then to know whether Mr Kim's claims are plausible. Seen in the most generous light, it would also signal his interest in striking ... In July, North Korea announced that it had reprocessed 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods and was on its way to making nuclear weapons. The claim was part of a pattern that repeated itself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439926/potential-there-solution-north-korea
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640223/shaky-ground
  8. India admits worst case of radiation exposure at power plant

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am

    ... workers off-guard. Accusing the nuclear plant's management of ignoring workers' health, the union resorted to a limited strike in February after its 10-point demand was ignored. Their agitation intensified in May. In June, union chief R.K.Shenoi was transferred to another nuclear power plant. The workers retaliated by going on a hunger strike, which drew media attention. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/422408/india-admits-worst-case-radiation-exposure-power-plant
  9. The rubble's gone, but as people strive for revival...... trouble's far from over

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dai-Ichi nuclear plant means these towns and villages are devoid of people and work has yet to begin on clearing the debris. Tokyo estimates that it will take 40 years to cleanse this vast area ... I grow leeks. That is what I can contribute An elderly farmer who was giving out leeks to passers-by with his wife in Kessenuma. He declined to be identified. How a nuclear nightmare unfolded Mar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995149/rubbles-gone-people-strive-revival-troubles-far-over
  10. Hungry for success

    Posted Feb 11th 2005, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... opposition have caused the government to delay several high-profile projects. In 2003, a plan to build a nuclear waste storage plant was shelved for 20 years because of objections from ... the plan at a huge cost. The latest mega-project to fall victim to people power is the Seoul-Pusan high-speed railway. A female Buddhist monk called Jiyul staged a hunger strike in order to get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488681/hungry-success

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