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AP/Toby Talbot

Vermont Yankee Joins the Tsunami of U.S. Reactor Shutdowns

In a huge victory for the grass-roots movement for a green-powered earth, Entergy has announced it will shut its Vermont Yankee reactor by the end of next year.

Posted on Aug 28, 2013 READ MORE



AP / DigitalGlobe/dapd

Some Progress, but More Worry, at Japanese Plant

Although a stopgap measure has apparently plugged the leak in Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, keeping more radioactive water from spilling into the Pacific, the crisis has shifted over to Reactor 1, which could be headed for a blowup. 

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 READ MORE



AP / DigitalGlobe/dapd

Lights On at Fukushima Plant

Finally, a little good news out of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear station—but just a little. On Tuesday, workers struggling to contain radiation leaks and prevent further damage to the plant got a bit of a boost with the restoration of lighting in the control room.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011 READ MORE



Illustration by PZS based on a graphic by Cary Bass

The Latest From Fukushima

Here are the latest headlines from Japan’s struggle to prevent nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant as of early Friday morning (Japan time).

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 READ MORE



AP / DigitalGlobe/dapd

Chernobyl Expert Says Greed May Lead to Big Trouble in Japan

Corporate interests might have played a big part in the design and maintenance of Japan’s nuclear complex at Fukushima, according to Russian nuclear accident expert Iouli Andreev, who knows a thing or two from Chernobyl’s example ...

Posted on Mar 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Japan’s Ordeal Is ‘Worst Since WWII’

Japan’s prime minister, surveying the incredible damage inflicted by a massive earthquake and tidal wave and a still-unfolding nuclear disaster, said the country is facing its gravest crisis since World War II.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011 READ MORE



AP / The Yomiuri Shimbun, Yasushi Kanno

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Wednesday (Japan time), multiple news services reported that Japanese officials had withdrawn all emergency workers from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.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

Iran has officially declared that it has created its first domestically produced piece of raw uranium, otherwise deceptively known as non-edible yellowcake, and has subsequently delivered that uranium to a plant for enrichment.

Posted on Dec 5, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Hasan Sarbakhshian

Ahmadinejad Orders Uranium Enrichment

After days of confusion over whether or not Iran would reopen negotiations regarding its nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered his country’s atomic energy agency to begin producing uranium for a medical reactor in Tehran. The United States quickly expressed disappointment over the announcement.

Posted on Feb 7, 2010 READ MORE


Analysts: Iran Is Years Away From Making Bomb

Tehran lacks the skills, materials and equipment to make a nuclear weapon, experts tell the New York Times.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Role as Iran’s Nuclear Midwife Is Noted

A Brown University professor writes: “Every aspect of Iran’s current nuclear development was approved and encouraged by Washington in the 1970s.” | column

Posted on Jan 30, 2006 READ MORE


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