Steam Leak Detected at Rostov Nuclear Plant

A Russian nuclear power station in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don activated emergency shutdown procedures after a steam leak was discovered. “Unit Two at Rostov Nuclear Power Plant has been shut down and put on maintenance because of a steam …

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China Denounces Australia-UK-US Security Pact as ‘Extremely Irresponsible’

China on Sept. 16 denounced the new security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States as “extremely irresponsible” and urged them to abandon a “Cold War” mentality. China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian criticized the pact called …

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North Korea Appears to Have Restarted Nuclear Reactor, UN Says

North Korea appears to have restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor that is believed to produce plutonium after being inactive since December 2018, the United Nations (UN) atomic agency said. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its annual report …

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China Closes Down Taishan Nuclear Reactor for “Maintenance”

China has shut down the Taishan nuclear reactor for “maintenance” because of alleged minor fuel damage. China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) has only switched off the new-generation European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) at Taishan in Guangdong province today despite being …

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South Korean Lawmaker Claims North Korean Hackers Breached State Nuclear Agency

Rep. Ha Tae-Keung of South Korea’s parliamentary intelligence committee claimed on Friday that North Korean hackers breached the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) in Daejeon, South Korea. “The incident could pose serious security risks if any core information was …

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China Says Taishan Plant Fuel Rods Damaged but not Leaking

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment claimed that the radiation level at the Taishan nuclear reactor increased after its fuel rods were damaged, but it is within the prescribed limits, and there is no radioactive leakage. The ministry’s statement came …

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Leak Reported at China’s Taishan Nuclear Powerplant; Beijing Claims Facility is “Safe”

The French co-owner  of the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant, Framatome reported that there was an “imminent radiological threat” after a buildup of noble gas was detected. According to an alleged letter sent by Framatome to CNN and the US Department …

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South Korea Summons Japanese Envoy over Planned Release of Irradiated Fukushima Water

This article was updated at 2021-04-13 15:10.South Korea has summoned Japanese ambassador to Seoul following Japan’s decision to release the Fukushima nuclear wastewater into the Pacific Ocean in a cabinet meeting Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s cabinet has now …

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