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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. Talent gives mainland nuclear sector its edge, executive says

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A few years ago, the senior executive of a Western company travelled to the mainland to strike a deal for a batch of nuclear reactors. The executive spoke fluent Putonghua ... competition and institutional reforms have created a vibrant mainland nuclear sector. Construction of a mid-sized thermal nuclear power plant costs more than 50 billion yuan (HK$56.81 billion). Once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689218/talent-gives-mainland-nuclear-sector-its-edge-executive-says
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Edgy Pyongyang needs balanced response

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Korea's latest nuclear test on Monday, the military realities on the ground reveal just how important that search is. A military response, even a so-called surgical strike to take out suspected nuclear targets, is considered virtually unthinkable by veteran regional envoys and intelligence analysts. Israeli jet fighters bombed a suspected nuclear facility in Syria in September 2007 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681700/edgy-pyongyang-needs-balanced-response
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong deserves role in nuclear reactor risk management, experts say

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com As a nuclear power consumer, the city should have a say in risk management at the facilities HK role urged in atomic plant safety Hong Kong should be more involved in the safety and risk management of the nuclear reactors in its vicinity, a group of nuclear specialists has urged. Chieng Ching-chang, a visiting professor at the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1123252/hong-kong-deserves-role-nuclear-reactor-risk-management-experts-say
  8. News - China - ENERGY

    Coal mines near uranium deposits spoiling value of nuclear fuel

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Experts say many coal and uranium deposits are co-located and that extraction of the fossil fuel first is ruining the value of the nuclear fuel Huge newly discovered reserves of much-needed uranium are in danger of being destroyed amid a row over digging it up. And as China's nuclear and coal sectors battle over the sites where the radioactive heavy metal lies buried, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1084999/coal-mines-near-uranium-deposits-spoiling-value-nuclear-fuel
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The voodoo maths of nuclear energy opponents

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Gwynne Dyer says abandoning nuclear energy before renewable sources can be sustainably tapped just means we'll burn more fossil fuel Voodoo maths After the loss of 10 ... of millions in last year's Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, it is hardly surprising that the world's biggest users of nuclear power are shutting their plants down. Oh, wait a minute … nobody ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1089262/voodoo-maths-nuclear-energy-opponents
  10. News - China - ENERGY

    China's nuclear plan back on track after 19-month freeze

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SHI JIANGTAO IN BEIJING

    ... Beijing's nuclear plan back on track Beijing has officially lifted the freeze on new nuclear projects, ending a 19-month ban on approvals imposed in the wake of Japan's nuclear disaster last year. But a State Council meeting yesterday, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, also decided to raise safety standards significantly and to drop proposals for the construction of nuclear reactors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1068967/chinas-nuclear-plan-back-track

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