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6 Years After Fukushima Disaster, Robots Continue Search for Radioactive Fuel

The latest robot seeking to find the 600 tons of nuclear fuel and debris that melted down six years ago in Japan’s wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant met its end in less than a day. The scorpion-shaped machine, built by …

India Joins Nuclear Liability Pact, Opening Door to Foreign Reactor Investments

India’s decision to join a global treaty on nuclear accident liability may help it woo reactor suppliers, including Westinghouse Electric Co. and General Electric Co., that have been reluctant to sell technology to the nation. The country ratified the Convention …

Aging U.S. Nuclear Plants Pushing Limits of Life Expectancy

The U.S. is set to become the first nation to decide whether it’s safe to operate nuclear power plants for 80 years, twice as long as initially allowed. The majority of the nation’s 99 reactors have already received 20-year extensions …

Factbox: U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Designed to Address Industry Liability

The nuclear “breakthrough understanding” between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to allay U.S. concerns about industry liability and unlock billions of dollars in investments into Indian power projects. Here’s a Q&A that lays out some of …

Insurance Pool May Unlock India-U.S. Atomic Trade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a plan centered on insurance on Sunday that they hope will convince U.S. companies to build nuclear power stations in India, but stopped short of demands to soften a liability …

Obama’s Visit to India Ignites Nuclear Accident Liability Debate

It’s a $182 billion question for India with no easy answer. That’s the estimated amount the country plans to spend on nuclear power plants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to provide around-the-clock electricity, and end the nation’s blackout …

Japan Cabinet Approves Cap on Nuclear Reactor Lifespan

Japan’s Cabinet approved bills Tuesday aimed at bolstering nuclear safety regulations following last year’s Fukushima disaster, including one that would put a 40-year cap on the operational life of nuclear reactors. The approval came as a team of International Atomic …

More Workers May Exceed Japan’s Radiation Limit

Six more workers at Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant may have exceeded the radiation exposure limit, bringing the total to eight, the government said this week. The health and labor ministry released the preliminary results of tests on how much …