'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
Pop culture has long helped fuel an irrational fear of radiation, and dire warnings about Japan's embattled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are likely overblown, scientists say.
03/17/2011 01:17 pm
While much of the world is questioning investment in nuclear power amid Japan's crisis, Russia announced it will build a reactor in Belarus, where large areas remain closed off due to the Chernobyl meltdown.
03/16/2011 04:29 pm
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The European Union will carry out 'stress tests' at all of its operating nuclear power plants and some countries may scrap plans for new reactors.
03/16/2011 01:43 pm
Reports suggest that greed within the worldwide nuclear industry, combined with an insufficient UN watchdog and lax oversight of Japan's nuclear plants, contributed to the Japan nuclear crisis.
03/16/2011 12:25 pm
Radiation exposure fears appear to have led to a run on iodine tablets in the US. But federal officals say that is an overreaction. They say weather patterns would disperse radiation from Japan to the point that it would present no health risk by the time it hits American shores.
03/15/2011 08:37 pm
Fifty workers and fire hoses are all that remain at Japan's Fukushima I plant to cool three hot reactors and six pools containing spent fuel rods – perhaps for months to come.
03/15/2011 02:12 pm
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Nuclear power is increasingly seen as a way for Japan, and other nations including the United States, to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
03/14/2011 01:40 pm