Let’s Shelve New Nuclear Power Initiatives

President Eisenhower is well remembered for correctly warning the public in his final address to the nation to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence…by the military-industrial complex.” In that same speech, Ike further cautioned...

U.S.-India Nuke Transactions Go From Bad to Worse

“The United States has made new concessions as part of its civilian nuclear agreement with India,” Nicholas Kravlev reported for the Washington Times back in April, “while New Delhi has yet to make it possible for U.S. companies to benefit from the...

U.S. Energy Policy Creating a New Generation of Dr. Strangeloves

President Eisenhower is well-remembered for warning the public in his final address to the nation to “guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence . . . by the military-industrial complex.” But it is little known that Eisenhower, in that same...

A Primer on Nuclear Material

ROBERT SIEGEL, host: This week we’ve heard plenty about policy, about who has all of this plutonium and highly enriched uranium and about the risk of a kilo falling into the wrong hands. But we’ve heard far less about the practical side of the nuclear...

Hope Dims for Electricity Reform

Power makers Rarely care, If their work Pollutes our air. Everyone knows by now that coal is evil and we should stop generating electricity with it. We know about oil, too. We wisely don’t want to drill for it in our own precious soil or waters because of...

Advice for the Blue Ribbon Commission

President Barack Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future will have its first meeting this week. The commission, formed after Obama cancelled the Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel repository in January, is tasked with rebooting the...

The Top 10 Reasons We Don’t Need More Nukes

Many of President Barack Obama’s domestic priorities seem intractably stuck in partisan gridlock, but one of his recent State of the Union proposals appears to be moving ahead quickly: taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for so-called “safe, clean, nuclear...
Nuclear Recycling Fails the Test

Nuclear Recycling Fails the Test

Over the past few years, attention to the recycling of nuclear power spent fuel has grown. Fears of global warming due to fossil fuel burning have given nuclear energy a boost; over the next 15 years dozens of new power reactors are planned world-wide. To promote...