Nuclear power plants are already rife with operational safety issues. Now security questions render them unacceptably perilous, too.
Vermont’s Yankee reactor would have closed this year had a power company kept a decade-old promise.
NPR shouldn’t trivialize the risk of radioactive tuna from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
The Japanese coalition government is still woefully unprepared to handle crises like Fukushima.
Japanese Parliamentarian Kuniko Tanioka briefs press and NGOs on Fukushima nuclear station, worsening situation, and what has gone underreported from Japan
Japanese Parliamentarian Ms. Kuniko Tanioka is one of the few Japanese politicians willing to speak out publicly and critically on the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and her government’s response to it. She is joined by Robert Alvarez, IPS senior scholar, in a briefing on Fukushima to occur May 10.
Nearly a year after the Fukushima disaster and more than three decades after the Three Mile Island accident, nuclear power remains expensive, dangerous, and too radioactive for Wall Street.
The United States is awaiting its own nuclear catastrophe before changing course.
All we need is the political will to fight for serious public investment in sustainable energy.
Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception.
Japan admits 3 nuclear meltdowns as more radiation leaked into sea. Meanwhile, U.S. nuclear waste poses deadly risks.
Japan’s nuclear disaster should serve as a wake-up call for the United States.
New data reveals enormous amounts of radioactivity stored in vulnerable spent nuclear fuel pools, many of the the same type that contributed to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
We ought to end this whole nuclear business right now.
The Vermont Yankee nuke plant is the same vintage and make as Japan’s crippled reactors.
A recent government decision callously put thousands of kids in harm’s way.