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  • Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations

    Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations

    Japan’s earthquake and tsunami has pushed 11 of its 52 nuclear reactors offline. If they don’t power up soon, Japan will be hard-pressed to provide power to its people, since the reactors provide 30 percent of its electricity. As dependent as Japan is on nuclear power, 12 nations are even more reliant it, according to the World Nuclear Association. Using 2007 data, here are the Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations:

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  • Energy Voices Can nuclear power rebrand itself as environment-friendly?

    The nuclear industry is lining up heavy hitters from past administrations to convince Congress and the public that nuclear power represents a solution to climate change. But safety fears post-Fukushima, along with concerns about high building costs and the lack of permanent storage for spent fuel rods, remain big hurdles.   

  • Anti-nuclear movement growing in Asia

    Though nuclear power still has a strong foothold in Asia, anti-nuclear sentiment and protest are growing from Mongolia to South Korea to Taiwan and even - in modest ways - in China.

  • Plutonium found in soil near Fukushima plant

    Plutonium found in soil near Fukushima plant

    Plutonium has been found in low quantities in the soil around the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant as public dissatisfaction with officials continues to percolate.

  • Japan nuclear crisis: Will it give nations pause?

    Japan nuclear crisis: Will it give nations pause?

    Chernobyl and Three Mile Island did not stop nuclear power growth. Will the Japan nuclear crisis at Fukushima delay or end the 'nuclear renaissance'?

  • Meltdown 101: Why is Fukushima crisis still out of control?

    Meltdown 101: Why is Fukushima crisis still out of control?

    Workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant are still days – if not weeks – away from bringing the crisis under control. The reason: nuclear fuel rods remain dangerously hot well after reactors are shut down, and all cooling systems at Fukushima have failed.

  • Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations

    Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations

    Japan’s earthquake and tsunami has pushed 11 of its 52 nuclear reactors offline. If they don’t power up soon, Japan will be hard-pressed to provide power to its people, since the reactors provide 30 percent of its electricity. As dependent as Japan is on nuclear power, 12 nations are even more reliant it, according to the World Nuclear Association. Using 2007 data, here are the Top 10 most nuclear-dependent nations:

  • Africa's uranium producers stand to benefit as world reins in carbon emissions

    Africa Monitor Africa's uranium producers stand to benefit as world reins in carbon emissions

    Global warming has taken an outsized toll on many African countries. But with world uranium demand rising, there may be a way to recoup some of the losses.