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Nuclear Reactor Technology

South Korea shuts two nuclear reactors

South Korea was forced to shut down two nuclear reactors yesterday to replace components provided with fake quality certificates, a minister said, warning of "unprecedented" power shortages to follow.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 12:19pm

Japan will abandon nuclear power in three decades

Japan will abandon nuclear power within the next three decades under new government policy on the post-Fukushima energy mix, a newspaper reported yesterday.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's administration will soon declare its intention to permanently shut down reactors by some time in the 2030s, the Mainichi newspaper reported, citing unnamed government sources.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:21am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Guantanamo trial starts for 9/11 accused

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Taking the fear out of nuclear energy

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 and regulated remain a good way to produce clean, plentiful and reliable electricity.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

China denies report of nuclear accident

China has denied a report that the country's first fast-neutron reactor, near Beijing, had to shut down after an accident late last year.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

More to security than just affluence for India

Within hours of India and the United States signing landmark deals on defence, technology and end-user protocols, Mohammad Ajmal Kasab - the surviving terrorist of the Mumbai attacks - stood in court to give a four-hour confession.

22 Jul 2009 - 12:00am