Staff have been cut, contractors laid off, offices closed and even furniture disposed of. But despite all its efforts to back away from plans to store spent nuclear fuel deep under Yucca Mountain, Nevada, the administration of US President Barack Obama just can't seem to bury the idea.

A commission created to help resolve the impasse over the disposal of the nation

Japan and the United States plan to jointly build a spent nuclear fuel storage facility in Mongolia to serve customers of their nuclear plant exporters, pushing ahead despite Japan's prolonged nuclear crisis, the Mainichi daily said on Monday.

A Trade Ministry official said Japan, U.S.

Republican lawmakers questioned top officials from the U.S. nuclear regulator on Wednesday over its role in shelving a permanent dump for radioactive waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain.

Storage of nuclear waste is a top issue for regulators in the wake of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi disaster.

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The level of toxic water in two of the six reactors of the Fukushima plant has risen and is hampering the work of restoring its cooling functions

Tokyo, April 26: The embattled operator of Japan

Use of radiation-resistant micro-organisms have enabled scientists of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to recover heavy metals like uranium and cadmium and radionuclides such as cobalt-60 from radioactive waste.

The treatment of these waste by microbes (both natural as well as genetically engineered ones) offers less expensive, eco-friendly, `in situ' (at the effluent site) alternative to t

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Kiev (Ukraine): Greenpeace said hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are still eating food contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion a quarter-century after the blast.

In a report, the environmental group said samples of milk,berries,potatoes and root vegetables in two Ukrainian regions show unacceptably high levels of the radioactive isotope cesium-137 from

With rising fears of nuclear radiation contaminating the Japanese food chain, the Indian Government has decided to ban import of all food items from Japan for at least the next three months.