Tagged: Nuclear Power
In this crisis Japan's power generation, energy security, and energy plans have taken perhaps the most profound and protracted blow.
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.
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.
A drained spent fuel pool in the U.S. could lead to a catastrophic fire that would result in long-term land contamination substantially worse than what the Chernobyl accident unleashed.
It's time for a nuclear energy time-out.
We were just about to start getting back into the nuclear energy business ourselves after refraining from building any new nuclear reactors for decades.