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Wajahat Mahmood / Flickr
Wajahat Mahmood / Flickr

When it comes to Hawai‘i’s energy future, one option not under consideration is nuclear power.  But that’s an idea that’s been discussed for some time in Malaysia—with a few recent developments. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Malaysia’s energy future may or may not include nuclear power.

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InSapphoWeTrust / Flickr

It's North Korea. Again.

Just last month, North Korea vowed war as tensions escalated along the DMZ.  This week, Pyongyang announced plans to launch long range missiles and improve its nuclear weapons and, as we hear from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute, you can expect more of the same for the next month.

October 10th is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers Party - a major event in North Korea, and announcements this week have analysts wondering if it might be marked by a long range missile launch, a nuclear weapons test, or maybe both.

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Flickr Commons

Four years ago this month, the world was focused on the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan.  This week, there’s been some movement when it comes to the future of nuclear power in Japan. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Wikipedia Commons

 

South Korea plans to cut back on its use of nuclear power. But that has not stopped the country’s president from lobbying for a greater role in the development of the nuclear power program of India. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Flickr / hige-darumaひげだるまattractive woman Version
Flickr / hige-darumaひげだるまattractive woman Version

Workers for Tokyo Electric Power have successfully removed the first nuclear fuel rods from a cooling pool at the Fukushima nuclear plant in northern Japan. That word comes from the company—which is starting a process that will decades to complete. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute…

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Flickr / kmichiels

The future of nuclear power in Japan remains uncertain. Next March will mark the third anniversary of the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in the northern part of the country. But elsewhere in Asia, another country is plunging ahead with a nuclear future. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Flickr / SimplyInfo
Flickr / SimplyInfo

It’s been nearly two and a half years since an earthquake and tsunami led to disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in northern Japan. This week, Japan’s government announced highly radioactive water has been leaking from the facility. It’s the latest indication the plant’s troubles are far from over. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Flickr / IAEA Imagebank
Flickr / IAEA Imagebank

Nuclear power is slowly making a comeback in Japan. It’s been more than two years since an earthquake and tsunami crippled a nuclear plant in the north of the country. This week, several utilities are taking initial steps to return to operation. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.