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Fukushima: What Have We Learned?

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Bob Burnett

On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake. The six nuclear plants at Fukushima Daiichi survived the quake but were swamped by a 45-foot wave that overwhelmed the 19-foot seawalls. In the ensuing three years, we learned four grim truths.

Maryland Nuclear Plant Shuts Down Reactor

AP | Posted 05.10.2013 | DC

LUSBY, Md. -- Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says one of two nuclear reactors at its Calvert Cliffs power plant in Maryland shut down automaticall...

A Letter to Our Leaders on Iran's Nuclear Program

Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

According to international regulations and treaty obligations, Iran has a right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. This right must actually be explicitly recognized, which means Iran would be able to enrich uranium up to 5 percent.

Why Kodak Kept A Nuclear Reactor In Its Basement

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.14.2012 | Technology

When someone says "Kodak," you're probably more apt to think "camera" than "nuclear reactor." But, apparently, Kodak had both cameras and a nuclear re...

Lucia Graves

Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant Wins First Reactor Construction Permit In A Generation

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Federal safety officials voted 4-to-1 to approve the first nuclear reactor construction permit in almost 35 years, overriding U.S. Nucle...

For Tipton, When Does "Reasonably Well" Become "Horribly Catastrophic"?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Scott Tipton said last week that Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactors "held up reasonably well" after being struck by an earthquake and tsunami. So they could have been flattened, yes. But did they really hold up reasonably well?

11 Scientific Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Clifford Pickover | Posted 12.19.2011 | Books
Clifford Pickover

I was aware of many of the modern mind-boggling theories of physics, ranging from parallel universes to relativity and string theory. But I also became especially intrigued about discoveries that date back many centuries.

Japan's Tsunami: The First 24 Hours

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — When Unit 2 began to shake, Hiroyuki Kohno's first hunch was that something was wrong with the turbines. He paused for a mome...

Breakdown Of Cooling System At Fukushima

Posted 07.28.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The system to cool the nuclear reactor and fuel pool has stopped at the No. 5 unit of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant in no...

Operator Of Japan Nuclear Plant Says Radioactive Water Is Leaking Into Sea

AP | EUGENE HOSHIKO and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Highly radioactive water spilled into the ocean off a tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant Saturday, as Japan's prime minister...

President Of Company Behind Japan Nuclear Plant Hospitalized

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The president of the beleaguered Tokyo utility company that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant leaking radiation in the northeast h...

In The Public Interest: An Unacceptable Risk, Two Decades of "Close Calls," Leaks and Other Problems at U.S. Nuclear Reactors

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

The nuclear crisis in Japan is a terrifying reminder of all that can go wrong at a nuclear power plant. The United States must move away from this inherently dangerous technology and towards safer energy sources.

Japan Death Toll Exceeds 10,000

AP | By SHINO YUASA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) -- The official death toll from Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami passed the 10,000 mark Friday and was still climbing two weeks a...

In The Public Interest:Tragedy in Japan a Terrifying Reminder of the Risks of Nuclear Power

Johanna Neumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Johanna Neumann

As we decide our energy future, we must decide if we are willing to have a situation like Fukushima happen here in the United States. And if the answer to that question is no, our country has no choice but to reject nuclear power.

Chris Kirkham

Japan Crisis Highlights U.S. Nuclear Safety Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The nuclear crisis in Japan has prompted a re-examination of the safety net for nuclear power in the United States, with former regulators and safety ...

Japanese Government Warns Those Nearby Plant To Stay Indoors

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SOMA, Japan -- Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tue...

China And Pakistan Announce Nuclear Deal While Obama Visits India

The Telegraph | Rob Crilly in Islamabad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan and China deepened their relationship on Monday when it emerged there were plans for a fifth Chinese-built nuclear reactor. The revelation wa...

Iran FUELS Nuclear Reactor

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran began the process of loading 163 fuel rods into the reactor core of its first nuclear power plant on Tuesday, celebrating th...

Gucci Employee Constructs Nuclear Reactor In Brooklyn Warehouse

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you thought working for Gucci was the most impressive facet of web developer Mark Suppes' resume, think again. The 32-year-old New Yorker has jus...

Bill Gates Invests $35 Million In Nuclear Reactor

MarketWatch | John Letzing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates has contributed to an additional $35 million investment round for TerraPower LLC, a...

The Human Costs of Nuclear Power

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alec Baldwin

Utility reactors all over the country pose grave dangers for those living nearby. There are no safe levels of exposure to the byproducts created by the generation of reactors currently in use.

How Do You Say "Oh Crap!" in Chinese?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

If the American coal industry could sell outdated, pollution-spewing, coal-fired power plants to China, could the nuclear power industry do the same thing?

Radiation Found At Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, Site Of '79 Partial Meltdown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the small amount of radiation detected at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plan...

Japanese Firms To Develop Small Nuclear Reactors

breitbart.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Toshiba Corp. is developing an ultra-compact reactor with an output of about 10,000 kilowatts and has started procedures for approval in the United S...

Cash for Coal Anyone?

Steve Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Kirsch

Since the "Cash for Clunkers" program was so successful in stimulating demand for new autos, why not use the same concept to stimulate the demand for new clean power plants to replace dirty coal?