Fukushima leak puts the spotlight back on the cleanup of the nuclear disaster. The Fukushima leak is a blow to nuclear power, which a few years ago appeared to be on the upswing.
A court is rightly pushing the Obama administration to make a decision on the Nevada site, a first step in setting a long-term policy on nuclear waste.
Fukushima nuclear power plant: Officials say they don't know how 10 workers at the plant were sprayed with radioactive water recently.
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant continues to leak contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, but it's not the only nuclear plant suffering from radioactive water issues. Taiwan’s First Nuclear Power Plant and the Plutonium Finishing Plant in Hanford, Wash., join Fukushima in grappling with leaking waste water.
Hydropower accounts for more electricity production than solar, wind, and geothermal combined, but gets far less press because it is a mature technology with a much lower annual growth rate than most renewables. Still, hydropower will likely continue its leading role as the world’s most important producer of renewable electricity until well into the next decade.