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Fukushima Operator Seeks to Restart Another Nuclear Plant

With financial losses climbing, Fukushima operator Tepco wants to fire up reactors at another site. The question is, how much of an appetite does Japan have for nuclear power as Fukushima continues to leak radioactive water, an environmental catastrophe whose extent is still unknown.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Several U.S. Nuke Sites Have Sprung Leaks

With so much focus recently on nuclear power sources in certain other parts of the world, it’s important to note that the U.S. has some considerable issues of its own in that department. Take these results of a yearlong investigation into domestic power plants ...

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 READ MORE



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Japan Death Toll Estimate Rises Past 18,000

Other international emergencies have clearly occurred in the 10 days since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, but the crisis hasn’t ended in one country just because the news cameras have roamed elsewhere in the meantime.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011 READ MORE


Japan on the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe

On Monday, Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was in critical condition after two explosions and system failures that added a whole new level to the country’s crisis in the wake of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. 

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The Latest From Japan’s Nuclear Disaster

Wednesday (Japan time), multiple news services reported that Japanese officials had withdrawn all emergency workers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011 READ MORE


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Syria: Nukes or Peace?

This past week, Syria made headlines not once but twice. One story implicates the country in enriching uranium and says that the CIA confirmed to Congress that the target of a mysterious Israeli air raid in northern Syria on Sept. 6, 2007, was a reactor built with North Korean help.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008 READ MORE


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North Korea Shuts Down a Nuclear Reactor

Score one for diplomacy:  North Korea is toeing the line and following the dictates of a deal struck with the U.N. in February to shut down one of its nuclear reactors in exchange for heavy fuel oil, according to the BBC.

Posted on Jul 14, 2007 READ MORE


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