Many politicians argue that nuclear power is an answer to climate change, forgetting that they are passing the buck to future generations.
The U.S., France and the U.K. continue to build nuclear power stations without addressing the problem of existing waste, which is reaching potentially dangerous levels.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer was the first American journalist to enter the surviving power plant in the former Soviet Union On the 30th anniversary of the nuclear disaster, he recounts his experience in a Los Angeles Times column first published on April 9, 1987 Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer was the first American journalist to enter the surviving power plant in the former Soviet Union.
Besides being criminal, the United States' use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and its poisoning of Vietnam and Okinawa with Agent Orange are a shameful legacy The denial and cover-up of each of these crimes add US insult to injury The denial and cover-up of each of these crimes add insult to injury.
Residents of a village in Kazakhstan are being relocated because of a mysterious illness that has been causing people's brains to "switch off" and go into comas.
Three years have passed since the earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan and casualties are still mounting.
Radiation at the bottom of a storage tank jumped to a level that can kill a person in four hours. So far, it hasn't leaked, but Tokyo Electric Power says it doesn't know how the spike occurred.
The highly radioactive water leaking from the wrecked Fukushima plant is part of a problem that Japan will take decades to resolve and that will blight many thousands of lives.