In a point-by-point rebuttal published online on Wednesday, China's Environment Ministry said CNN's reporting had an "erroneous concept" of nuclear safety.
The French minority owner of the Taishan power plant in China says it is investigating reports of a fission gas leak, but that it is too soon to say whether the site requires a complete shutdown.
Official and unofficial media outlets in China have yet to report on the incident or the nuclear plant operator's statement in any meaningful way since it was released on Sunday.
The engineering company raised concerns on June 8 of a possible leak at a Chinese nuclear plant that it partly owns.
There are concerns an increase in nuclear activity could damage the old container built to house the power station.
The water, left over from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, is currently stored in huge tanks. But space is running out.
Tens of thousands of people were evacuated following what was one of the world's worst nuclear accidents.
Nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) systems are powered by a process known as nuclear fission—the splitting of atoms.
The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said the radioactive substances were man-made.
Researchers created a type of diamond that can generate a small electrical current when placed in close proximity to radioactive material. Could it be a new energy source?
The site was operational between 1954 and 1994 but is now in the process of being decommissioned.
State media called the operation a training exercise that demonstrated the country's ability to position nuclear arms close to the United States, according to Reuters.
The malfunction at the Kalinin plant northwest of Moscow is the second incident linked to Russia's nuclear grid in a week.
Enriched uranium is required to produce nuclear power, but at a higher level of enrichment it can also be used to build nuclear weapons.
The names of six U.S. companies planning to supply nuclear equipment to Saudi Arabia have been kept secret.
"When computer use is necessary, I order my employees or secretaries," Yoshitaka Sakurada said.
The crown prince has threatened to develop nuclear weapons if Iran is able to do the same.
The Akademik Lomonosov is on its way to the remote eastern region of Chukotka to provide electricity for 50,000 people.
Kilopower will be capable of producing enough power to run several average households continuously for 10 years.
The quake struck 60 miles from the Bushehr nuclear plant in the south of the country.
The new system will produce as much as 50 times more power as those that currently fuel spacecraft.
Trump gave Kim recognition for his weapons, a Russian senator has said.
If successful, the project would prove fusion power is feasible on a commercial scale—with the first fusion power plants expected by 2040.
The Japanese government mandates a limit of 40 years for nuclear reactors; the Tokai No. 2 has been running since 1978. Today marked the fourth time Japan Atomic Power Co. filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority for an extension.
The Sibir weighs 33,500 tons, is more than 576 feet long and is fueled by two nuclear reactors, giving it the power to plow through icy Arctic terrain.
Theresa May had held back on approving the previous prime minister's plan.