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The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power
The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power By
The Chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Lewis Strauss noted in a 1954 speech to the National Association of Science Writers that the splitting of the atom and the dawn of the Atomic Age heralded, in his view, a coming era...
Washington Leading The Way In The New Nuclear Arms Race
Washington Leading The Way In The New Nuclear Arms Race By
Despite more than 40 years of progress in disarmament talks, the U.S. has proposed a new wave of spending that threatens to restock and restart the nation’s nuclear arms program at a time that the Congress is considering renewing sanctions against Iran for its alleged...
You Can Be Too Careful: Calculating The Risks Of Energy Resources
You Can Be Too Careful: Calculating The Risks Of Energy Resources By
In early July of this year, a freight train loaded with crude oil left a small town in western North Dakota headed east. A day later it was being handled by a small railroad company in Quebec. Night came and the engineer, operating the train by himself, was ready to finish...
Japanese PM Tries To Put Lid On Bad PR Over Nuclear Crisis
Japanese PM Tries To Put Lid On Bad PR Over Nuclear Crisis By
Should the recent words of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe be seen as a renewed effort to take control of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, or a cynical ploy to insulate the nuclear industry and government from increasingly bad publicity amid the country’s bid to host...
A Primer On The Dangers Of Nuclear Power
A Primer On The Dangers Of Nuclear Power By
Assessing the dangers of nuclear power requires coming to some understanding of radiation, how much of it we get exposed to and how dangerous that exposure is. Unfortunately, this is a topic that not only brings out the irrational in some people but also is genuinely difficult...
Fukushima: What Sort Of Crisis?
Fukushima: What Sort Of Crisis? By
Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactor complex, severely damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, was back in the news this week with stories of an apparently massive and uncontrollable leak of dangerously contaminated water into the ocean. Or maybe not, since World...
Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima nears sea
Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima nears sea By
TOKYO (AP) — Deep beneath Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea. Now, 2...
Experts: Japan’s Fukushima Risks An Even Worse Nuclear Catastrophe
Experts: Japan’s Fukushima Risks An Even Worse Nuclear Catastrophe By
Threatening to trigger a new — and possibly more devastating — nuclear disaster than the original or ongoing one at the Fukishima plant in Japan, a risky plan to remove fuel rods from a damaged reactor building could unleash an “unprecedented” level of radiation,...
Radioactive Water Leaking From Fukushima Into Pacific Ocean, TEPCO Says
Radioactive Water Leaking From Fukushima Into Pacific Ocean, TEPCO Says By
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), on Monday admitted that radioactive groundwater had leaked out to Pacific Ocean, fueling fears of contamination. Earlier this month TEPCO said groundwater samples taken...
San Onofre Nuclear Plant To Close After Bitter Fight
San Onofre Nuclear Plant To Close After Bitter Fight By
LOS ANGELES — The demise of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant began with an attempt to fix it. A $670 million equipment swap in 2009 and 2010 went haywire, leaving Southern California Edison on Friday with two idle reactors, more than $500 million in bills...