News Deputy to EU foreign policy chief Helga Schmid arriving at the Intercontinetal Hotel in Geneva. Iran and world powers were set for new talks in Geneva on how to implement a landmark deal aimed at containing Tehran's nuclear drive

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From nuclear disaster to World Cup triumph

Two of the stars of Japan's victory used to work at Fukushima. David McNeill reports on the women who have inspired a nation

Radiation concerns for Japan's beef supply

Concerns about radiation-tainted beef are intensifying as Japanese officials struggle to determine the scope of the problem and prevent further contamination of the meat supply.

MPs to vote on new nuclear programme

The UK's nuclear new build programme will effectively kick off next week when the Government's plans are put before Parliament.

Chernobyl’s Zone of Alienation

Darren Nisbett’s breathtaking photographs taken within Chernobyl’s 30 kilometre zone of alienation 25 years after the nuclear accident, present the haunting spectre of a once vibrant community left to fester.

Reactors to undergo stringent stress test

Japan's idled nuclear reactors could restart if they pass the first stage of two-step post-Fukushima safety checks.

Higher bills pay for electricity market reform

The coalition's White Paper is designed to tackle carbon emissions and encourage investment

Earthquake jolts western Japan

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.4 jolted Wakayama prefecture in western Japan today, the Meteorological Agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damages and no tsunami warning was issued.

Video: Flooded nuclear plant declared safe

Officials say there is no danger from a nuclear power plant in Nebraska which closed this week after becoming surrounded by flood waters.



Government names eight new sites for nuclear power plants

The Government is to press ahead with the biggest nuclear programme for a generation, announcing yesterday eight sites where new reactors are planned. Environmentalists denounced the move, but a review of the proposals after the Fukushima disaster in Japan concluded there was no risk of a similar accident occurring in Britain.

Sites for new UK nuclear plants named

The Government pushed ahead with plans for new nuclear power plants in the UK today as it confirmed a list of eight sites where the next generation of reactors can be built.

Safety checks 'must be improved to prevent another Fukushima'

The world's 440 operating atomic reactors must be given safety checks within the next 18 months in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the head of the UN's nuclear safety agency said yesterday.

Water cleanup system shut down at Japan nuke plant

A system to clean massive amounts of contaminated water at the site of Japan's nuclear disaster was shut down today, just hours after it began full operations, because a component filled with radioactivity much more quickly than expected.

Berlusconi faces referendum test

Italians began voting in four referendums yesterday that could strike a new blow against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is still stinging from heavy local election losses last month.

Nuclear plant moves radioactive water

The Japanese utility battling to bring its radiation-spewing nuclear reactor under control said today that 1,500 more tons of radioactive water are being moved into temporary storage — the latest attempt to prevent a massive spill of contaminated water into the environment.

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