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  • Nuclear power safety: Latest on Japan crisis fuels new concern in US

    Nuclear power safety: Latest on Japan crisis fuels new concern in US

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission still insists that US nuclear plants with same design as Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi facility are safe. But watchdog groups cite failed venting system, which led to hydrogen explosions.

  • Despite recent alerts, nuclear regulators give an 'all-safe'

    Despite recent alerts, nuclear regulators give an 'all-safe'

    At a hearing Thursday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said things are fine. But it also acknowledged it is double-checking key items to verify preparedness in the wake of Fukushima.

  • Japan's Fukushima crisis drives protests over world's largest nuclear plant in India

    Japan's Fukushima crisis drives protests over world's largest nuclear plant in India

    Even as Japan has decided to forgo nuclear expansion following the Fukushima crisis, India's government is insisting it will proceed with the world's largest nuclear facility despite mounting public opposition.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 05/10

    Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital of Kampala. President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crush the protests and blamed rising food and fuel costs on drought and global increases in oil prices.

  • Japan after Fukushima: village of nuclear evacuees forced to start over - again

    Japan after Fukushima: village of nuclear evacuees forced to start over - again

    Some 20 miles northeast of Japan's devastated Fukushima nuclear power plant, the small village of Iitate was transformed from one of Fukushima prefecture's poorest to a quaint getaway in the mountains on the mend. Now, residents have been ordered to evacuate.

  • In Pictures Spring has sprung

    Little girls run through a field of giant tecolote ranunculus flowers at Flower Fields in Carlsbad, Calif., on April 27. The flowers attract thousands of visitors each year during their six to eight week bloom period.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/28

    Women line up to cast their vote during gubernatorial elections in Kaduna, Nigeria. Two states in Nigeria's Muslim north voted for candidates after their polls were delayed by violence that killed at least 500 last week after the oil-rich nation's presidential election.

  • Emperor Akihito visits disaster-stricken town

    Emperor Akihito visits disaster-stricken town

    Emperor Akihito: The deeply respected royal couple visited a school gymnasium where 200 people live in the town of Minami-Sanriku, 250 miles northeast of Tokyo.

  • Was Chernobyl really worse than Fukushima?

    Was Chernobyl really worse than Fukushima?

    Fukushima is a Level 7 accident – the same rating given the Chernobyl fire and explosion 25 years ago. Still, Chernobyl remains the worst nuclear accident in history.

  • In Pictures Chernobyl 25th anniversary

    A widow holds a portrait of her husband during a ceremony to honor the victims of the Chernobyl accident, held in Kiev, Ukraine, on April 26. Ukraine marked the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident at its Chernobyl power plant as Japan pressed on with efforts to control the crisis at its Fukushima plant.