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Nuclear Safety

Briefs, February 24, 2013

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

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

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.

27 Dec 2012 - 3:30am

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.

6 Nov 2012 - 12:19pm

Letters to the Editor, November 4, 2012

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 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