Wishful thinking about energy generation has apparently induced both temporary blindness and long-term amnesia.
Officially, Fukushima is now in the same class of accident as Chernobyl.
In nuclear energy, as in economics and security issues, Japan has engaged in some seriously risky business.
The immediate danger of Fukushima may pass, but nuclear energy remains risky.
Whether you support nuclear power or not, subsidizing and thereby artificially lessening the nuclear power industry’s financial risks is just plain fiscally irresponsible.
There’s no safe level of radiation exposure.
Obama’s preparing for many generations of nukes.
In The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, the host discusses the latest developments at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant with Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies.
The government should finally address the dangers posed by unsafe storage practices for spent fuel.
As the Japanese nuclear crisis sheds light on nuclear safety, one issue, in particular, has been nudged into the spotlight.
U.S. nuclear plants are storing increasing amounts of highly radioactive spent fuel in pools that are vulnerable to accident or attack. New safety policies are needed.
Seismic concerns grow over U.S. national nuclear labs.
Gaddafi’s plans to cancel oil contracts with Europe may have played a role in the decision to attack him.
Both a surfeit and a shortage of water have been the problem in Japan lately.
An op-ed by Alice Slater, a column by Donald Kaul, and a cartoon by Khalil Bendib put Japan’s nuclear emergency into context.