New nuclear plant sparks furious debate
It has been called a rip-off and a security threat. But Hinkley Point C, which is set to become the UK’s newest nuclear plant, raises a core issue: should we be using nuclear power at all?
Crucial Iran nuclear deadline pushed back
Iran wants an end to economic sanctions. The world wants to end Iran's nuclear ambitions. They can’t agree, but they are still talking. But is it hypocritical to stop Iran gaining nuclear...
Experts say Britain needs its nuclear weapons
A report by diplomats, politicians and generals recommends that Britain should renew Trident, its ageing submarine nuclear deterrent system. But are atomic weapons really necessary?
Iran cuts nuclear activity in historic agreement
In a deal that seemed impossible until recent months, Iran has agreed to curb its attempts to develop nuclear capability. But some say the Islamic republic has been let off the hook.
Hopes rise of end to 40 year international feud
Controversy over Iran’s nuclear programme has loomed over international politics for years. Now, the country’s new president says it could be solved within months. Can he be trusted?
Wall of ice to stop Fukushima radiation leak
Radiation levels are spiking at a Japanese nuclear plant as deadly pollutants seep into the ocean, forcing the government to take desperate measures. Is nuclear energy worth the price?
Mounting sanctions suffocate Iran
For almost a year, economic sanctions have stifled Iran’s trade and dried up its bazaars. Iranians are suffering – and with a new EU decision, their hardship could soon get even worse.
Israel ‘likely’ to bomb Iran soon, says US official
There is no prospect in the world Israel fears more than that of a nuclear Iran. With this scenario drawing ever closer, a conflict between the two countries may be imminent.
Japanese elderly volunteer for nuclear clean-up
It could take five years to clear up after Japan’s earthquake and nuclear disaster. But a group of old age pensioners is inspiring others by volunteering to work in the crippled power plant.
Meltdown alert for Japan's nuclear reactors
As the Japanese are told to brace themselves for their most brutal ordeal since the Second World War, nuclear danger heads the long list of crises.
Tectonic shift, reactors and waves of hostility
In recent days, Japan has experienced destruction on an unprecedented scale. But as recovery gets underway, a new threat has appeared on the horizon.
In radioactive wilderness, old dangers remain
Twenty-five years after the disaster at Chernobyl, the area around is deserted. Wolves roam through the abandoned towns. And worryingly, the reactor's concrete shell is starting to crumble.
Nuke plant sabotaged in high tech strike
Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons has been delayed by a computer virus. But a major victory for cyber-warfare could unleash more such attacks.