The Nuclear Regulatory Commission failed to resolve known safety problems, leading to 14 'near-misses' in US nuclear power plants in 2009 and 2010, according to a new report from a nuclear watchdog group.
03/18/2011 05:14 pm
Japan pours tons of water into a reactor building where the water level in a cooling pool for spent fuel rods was dangerously low. The nuclear crisis is now rated as severe as Three Mile Island.
03/18/2011 03:43 pm
As horrific as nuclear meltdowns are, they pale in significance to the global meltdown of climate change. The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reminds us of the mortal threat we pose to the living earth itself. The good news? We can do something about that crisis.
03/18/2011 01:24 pm
Tokyo and Washington are having to balance the need to deliver prompt information to the public about radiation danger with a desire not to panick the population.
03/18/2011 12:02 pm
Though radiation levels are higher than normal in Japan with leaks due to the Fukushima nuclear plant, 'No one has been found with levels that pose a threat to health,' said checkpoint organizers.
03/18/2011 10:44 am
Scientists point to several factors. On Thursday, the Japan nuclear crisis took a hopeful turn as engineers installed a cable to connect the Fukushima I nuclear power plant to the utility grid.
03/17/2011 08:46 pm
Obama, in a Rose Garden appearance, says radiation reaching US soil is not expected to be harmful. He says all is being done to help US citizens in Japan, and calls for a review of US nuclear plant safety.
03/17/2011 08:19 pm
'We need to overhaul IAEA,' says Najmedin Meshkati of University of Southern California, repeating a call that is gaining traction amid the Japan nuclear crisis.
03/17/2011 07:19 pm
US and Japanese authorities give differing accounts of the situation at the Fukushima I nuclear plant and the size of the danger zone. Different interpretations of the same data?
03/17/2011 02:32 pm
The US today urged the evacuation of its citizens within a 50-mile radius of the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power plant. This reporter has found a snow storm makes that a bit tricky.
03/17/2011 01:43 pm