Image - Russia to provide up to 8 nuclear reactors to S. Africa

Russia to provide up to 8 nuclear reactors to S. Africa

Russia's atomic energy agency said Monday it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa through 2023 as part of a strategic partnership on nuclear energy between the two countries. The delivery of the reactors will enable the start of the first nuclear plant based on Russian technology on the African continent, the Rosatom agency said in a statement. by Alex PIGMAN © 2014 AFP

Nuclear - Sep 22, 2014


Image - Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

Japan's new industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Sunday the resource-poor nation should be realistic about its energy needs as the government tries to convince a sceptical public on the necessity of nuclear power. More than three years after the disaster at Fukushima, where a tsunami sent reactors into meltdown, the Japanese public remains unconvinced of the safety of the technology. The difficult task of winning them round has falle...

Nuclear - Sep 21, 2014


Image - Iranians Back Nuclear Deal, Fear Tough Demands

Iranians Back Nuclear Deal, Fear Tough Demands

As Iran and world powers prepare to resume nuclear talks, a new poll Wednesday revealed most Iranians back a deal but consider unacceptable some of the toughest demands to rein in their atomic program. About 94 percent of Iranians said their country needed a nuclear energy program and seven in ten insisted that it was for peaceful purposes only. While 79 percent of those surveyed said they would back a deal which even included Iranian ...

Nuclear - Sep 17, 2014