Nuclear experts told Congress Wednesday that spent-fuel pools at US nuclear power plants are fuller than safety suggests they should be. They say the entire US spent-fuel policy should be overhauled in light of the nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima plant.
High costs of building nuclear power plants may put the industry at a disadvantage to fossil-fuel-burning energy producers, says a study from MIT. But reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, a controversial practice, won't be necessary, it finds.
Natural gas could serve as a carbon-light ‘bridge fuel’ while renewable energy sources are still gaining ground in the US energy mix, a new study from MIT says.
New coal-fired power plants will capture CO2 and inject it into the earth.