The federal government should transfer the spent nuclear fuel held at a shuttered nuclear power plant in Southern California before the next earthquake strikes.
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.
In this interview with LinkTV’s Miles Benson, we discuss where the nuclear industry falls short, and why more people should be concerned.
Last month’s earthquake constituted twice the ground motion that the reactors were designed to withstand. But the nuclear industry continues to delay and stonewall recommendations for safer storage.
President Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future cites an IPS paper as a reason for endorsing measures to increase spent reactor fuel storage in hardened, dry containers.
The Vermont Yankee nuke plant is the same vintage and make as Japan’s crippled reactors.
The government should finally address the dangers posed by unsafe storage practices for spent fuel.
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.
Peter Bradford, Robert Alvarez, Erich Pica, and Dr. Jeffrey Patterson addressed Japan’s nuclear emergency with the media.
It’s likely that the dose rates coming off that reactor are life-threatening.
This 2003 report underscored the dangers posed by the practice of storing spent fuel on-site at nuclear power plants in the United States. It remains relevant today as Japanese engineers struggle to prevent a nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan.
Until recently, concerns about attacks on nuclear power plants focused mainly on the vulnerability of reactors. Spent fuel ponds may be even more difficult to safeguard.
Without a trial, the memory of the Khmer Rouge horror will remain an open wound in the psyche of Khmer society.
To reach its public diplomacy goals, the U.S. will need to master the tools of intercultural and public communication.