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  • How dangerous is nuclear power? Three lessons from Japan.

    How dangerous is nuclear power? Three lessons from Japan.

    The devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has become the latest poster child for long-standing issues surrounding nuclear energy – issues that need to be resolved to reduce the risk of a similar nuclear crisis in the United States. These range from the seemingly eternal conundrum over dealing with highly radioactive spent fuel, to fire hazards, plant design, and emergency plans, say nuclear engineers and nuclear-safety watchdogs.

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  • How dangerous is nuclear power? Three lessons from Japan.

    How dangerous is nuclear power? Three lessons from Japan.

    The devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has become the latest poster child for long-standing issues surrounding nuclear energy – issues that need to be resolved to reduce the risk of a similar nuclear crisis in the United States. These range from the seemingly eternal conundrum over dealing with highly radioactive spent fuel, to fire hazards, plant design, and emergency plans, say nuclear engineers and nuclear-safety watchdogs.

  • Japan nears key fix for nuclear plant, but could it come too late?

    Japan nears key fix for nuclear plant, but could it come too late?

    A top nuclear regulatory official testified Wednesday that Japan's nuclear plant might already be too dangerous to allow repairs, even though external power could soon be available to run crucial water pumps.