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Fire at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant extinguished, radiation levels normal: Authorities

A fire broke out at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the largest in Europe after it was attacked by Russia. Authorities say the facility is now safe and radiation levels are normal. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of resorting to “nuclear terror” and wanting to repeat the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. “If there is an explosion, […]

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Germany shuts half of its six nuclear plants a year before final deadline

Germany is shutting down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decades-long use of atomic power. The decision to phase out nuclear power and shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy was first taken by the centre-left government of former […]

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North Korea may have restarted its 5-megawatt Yongbyon nuclear reactor, UN atomic agency says

North Korea has supposedly restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, the UN atomic agency has said in a report. Plutonium, which is used for nuclear weapons, is believed to be produced at the reactor’s complex. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was expelled by Pyongyang in 2009 but relies on satellite imagery to carry out assessments. […]

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Nuclear power plant in China faces performance issues, gas leak

A French energy company is working to resolve a “performance issue” at a nuclear plant in China following claims of a potential leak. EDF Energy said that gases that had built up in a component of the plant were deliberately released. A spokesperson said this was because of a fuel rod problem. “We are not […]