A Japanese court for the first time ruled last Friday the Japanese government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ordered it and the plant operator to pay damages, officials and news reports said.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will work continuously to optimize, adapt and evolve to meet its regulatory responsibilities, Kristine Svinicki said last week in her first address as NRC chairwoman.
Global engineering giant Fluor announced last week NuScale Power, majority owned by Fluor, received notice its design certification application has been accepted for review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Germany’s utility group E.ON reported on Wednesday its worst-ever net loss in 2016, which amounted to €16 billion ($17.1 billion), as the company was “freed from past burdens” related to its fossil fuels conventional business, Kallanish Energy learns.
After facing numerous structural challenges amid a “very difficult” economic, policy and regulatory environment, Germany’s E.ON announced on Wednesday its plans to reduce net debt by roughly €7 billion ($7.5 billion) in the medium term.
Toshiba is considering a sale and other strategic options for its U.S. nuclear unit, Westinghouse, the group said Tuesday, as it expands a probe into problems there that caused it to miss an earnings deadline for a second time.
Scotland-based energy services company John Wood Group announced Monday its proposed £2.2 billion ($2.7 billion) takeover of British rival Amec Foster Wheeler has been approved by the companies’ board, Kallanish Energy reports.