Reading Time: 5 minutes The agency tasked with keeping Americans safe from nuclear disasters, as a result of budget cuts, is considering reducing the number of safety inspections at nuclear power plants. Scientists think this is a terrible idea.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Thirty years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, a wide area around the destroyed Chernobyl reactor remains uninhabitable. The following video shows what happens when the power we can summon turns on us.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The celebrations of Japan’s decision to turn off its last nuclear reactor may have been premature. Few have noticed this development: a key uranium deal with Kazakhstan, the world’s largest current supplier of nuclear fuel. Japan’s “nuclear recess” could prove a short one.
Reading Time: 18 minutes For the first time in 30 years, the United States has just okayed new nuclear reactors. Though this comes with the still unfolding Fukushima disaster as a backdrop, we’re being told everything is under control. It is—damage control.
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy’s Karen Charman speaks with KGO San Francisco radio host Pat Thurston about Karen’s article updating us on the Fukushima disaster (Saturday, January 21, 2012)
Reading Time: 7 minutes If you thought you didn’t need to pay attention any more to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, well, you’d be wrong. The Japanese government isn’t necessarily taking the right steps. Karen Charman explains.
Reading Time: 2 minutes With its nuclear disaster, Japan learned a hard lesson about finding less risky, more creative energy solutions. But this overpopulated island nation was already exploring some bold new directions. Like the most advanced eco-town in the world.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Japanese have had quite a wakeup call on energy options. Now, we need one.
Reading Time: 6 minutes More on the miserable truth about those nuclear plant workers in Japan.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Now that we know all about the threats to capital, and to the rest of us, we find out something about the workers at the plant.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With the nuclear crisis in Japan, suddenly the safety of nuclear energy is of interest everywhere. What will the United States do under Obama? If forgotten history is any measure, perhaps not nearly enough.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday’s New York Times represented a kind of quiet sea change. A front-page article addressed the quality of intelligence analyses of Iran’s nuclear intentions, against the background of the West’s mounting confrontation with Tehran. Unlike the largely credulous articles written by Judith Miller and others that provided crucial fodder for justifying the invasion of Iraq Read More