UN nuclear experts land in Japan

Japan has called on the UN to review tests carried out to prove the safety of its nuclear reactors. A team of ten experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today began assessing the review of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), Japan’s nuclear watchdog. This follows the approval of the Nuclear Safety […]

Nuclear plant owner Tepco could get $19bn bailout

Tepco, owner of beleaguered nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi (pictured), could be in line for up to $19billion from the Japanese government, according to reports. The firm has been in a difficult position since the nuclear crisis at its plant after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March. Japanese media today suggested the government was […]

US nuclear plants unaffected by 5.8m quake

Nuclear plants in the US were barely affected by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake yesterday. Despite the quake being just a few miles from the two-reactor North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia, operators have reported no faults. The plant shut down automatically but power is being provided by onsite diesel generators and the plant’s safety systems […]

Is Shale gas safe?

How safe is drilling for Shale gas?