Nuclear Safety

Briefs, February 24, 2013

Hasier Arraiz (front), the head of the new Basque party. Photo: AP

Six underground tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the US state of Washington are leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to public health, Governor Jay Inslee said.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 6:25am

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

The Daya Bay nuclear power station. Photo: Cheung Chi-fai

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.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am 1 comment

Work starts on Shandong reactor

Construction of a 3 billion yuan (HK$3.69 billion) nuclear power reactor started on the mainland last month, Xinhua reported yesterday, citing the energy company in charge of the project.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Children in Fukushima fatter as they cut exercise due to radiation fears

Protesters hold up anti-nuclear signs during a rally under the slogan 'Nuclear Free Now'. Photo: EPA

Children in Fukushima are getting fatter as outdoor activities have been cut in the area due to radiation fears after last year's nuclear disaster, a Japanese government report said.

The education ministry said it had surveyed the heights and weights of about 700,000 children, aged between five and 17, at schools and kindergartens across the country this year.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:58pm

South Korea shuts two nuclear reactors

Kim Kyun-Seop, CEO of the Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., South Korea's state-run operator of nuclear power plants during a press conference at the Knowledge Economy Ministry in Gwacheon, south of Seoul, on November 5, 2012. Photo: AFP

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.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:19pm

Letters to the Editor, November 4, 2012

Laying a wreath at the Cenotaph. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Subdivided flats should not be banned

It is estimated that there are now 64,900 people living in subdivided flats, cubicles, bed spaces or cocklofts.

I believe that it would be better for residents if the government did not try to shut down subdivided flats.

4 Nov 2012 - 3:36am

South Korea shuts down two nuclear reactors after system malfunctions

South Korea shuts down two nuclear reactors after system malfunctions

South Korea shut down two 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors at separate plants yesterday, following apparently unrelated system malfunctions that triggered calls for a safety review.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:14am


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5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Daya Bay workers exposed to radiation

Workers at the Daya Bay nuclear power station were exposed to radiation equal to two chest X-rays after a flaw developed in a pipe carrying hot water from one of the station's two reactors.

This was disclosed last night in a hastily-arranged press conference by Hong Kong Nuclear Investment Company,

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Officials mull ways to lift transparency after Daya Bay case

Senior executives of CLP Power are scratching their heads over how to release more information on what they said were insignificant events at Daya Bay nuclear power station, saying no such minor incidents overseas are reported as if they were emergencies.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Late Daya Bay report is a case of what not to do

As power sources go, nuclear energy has much to recommend it. Power is generated inexpensively, reliably and with almost no pollution. But it also comes with risks - relatively small ones, perhaps, but with a huge potential impact. Just as important are the fears that many people have about nuclear power, whether they are well founded or not.

17 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Crane tragedy shows need to be on guard

The fatal crane accident yesterday should be a wake-up call for Hong Kong. While it is a tragedy that two workers were killed and five were injured, the collapse of such a giant structure could have caused even more damage, endangering pedestrians in the busy streets near the site.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

48th shutdown of dissident writers' online chat forum

A mainland online discussion forum called 'Democracy and Freedom' has been shut down by the central authorities for the 48th time since it was founded in 2001 by a group of dissident writers.

Independent news website Boxun reported yesterday that the latest Publicity Department shutdown came as a result of the publication of sensitive material.

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

No Y2K safety risk at Daya Bay

In reply to Sandra McGrady's correspondence regarding the Y2K bug risk at the Daya Bay nuclear power station (South China Morning Post, June 6), Y2K is a time-related problem but nuclear safety systems at Daya Bay are event-driven, not time-driven.

22 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Falling industrial accident rate still high

I refer to the report headlined, 'Construction site deaths due to poor safety' (South China Morning Post, April 30).

Your readers may notice that the accident figures quoted from the Coroner's Report 1996 are different from those released from time to time by the Labour Department.

19 May 1997 - 12:00am