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Fukushima Videos Shed Light on Chaos in Nuclear Crisis

The released videos offer the first minute-by-minute account of the last-ditch effort to avert what would become the worst nuclear calamity since Chernobyl.


Japan pro-bomb voices grow louder amid nuke debate


A contentious debate over nuclear power in Japan is also bringing another question out of the shadows: Should Japan keep open the possibility of making nuclear weapons - even if only as an option?...


Tens of thousands rally in Tokyo for end to nuclear power

Protest in Japan

Tens of thousands of people rallied at a Tokyo park Monday demanding that Japan abandon nuclear power.


Japan restarts first reactor since Fukushima crisis


Kansai Electric Power Co on Sunday restarted the 1,180-megawatt No. 3 unit at its Ohi atomic plant, the utility said, Japan's first nuclear reactor to come back online since the Fukushima crisis, despite public safety concerns.


Japan OKs restart of 1st reactors since tsunami

Japan's government on Saturday approved bringing the country's first nuclear reactors back online since last year's earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown, going against wider public opinion that is opposed to nuclear power after Fukushima....


U.S. to approve 1st nuclear reactors since 1978

Nuclear Reactor

Construction of a nuclear plant was last approved a year before the partial meltdown of the Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania.


Ala. nuclear plant cited for safety

Federal regulators ordered in-depth inspections Tuesday at a nuclear power plant run by the Tennessee Valley Authority in northern Alabama after deciding the failure of an emergency cooling system there could have been a serious safety problem.


Japan Calls on US High-Tech Venture Kurion for Nuclear cleanup

Underscoring the virtue of focusing on US innovation, science, technology and entrepreneurship: in a stunning series of recent events, I have had a front-row seat to, US venture-backed company , Kurion, based in Irvine, CA with a team led by CEO and 30 year nuclear industry veteran John Raymont was revealed this week to have been selected by Japan to rapidly bring its technologies of isotope separation and modular vitrification to help treat, extract, contain and environmentally isolate radioactive materials.


Israel, Syria announce nuclear energy ambitions

Mideast rivals Israel and Syria announced on Tuesday ambitions to develop nuclear energy, with Israel facing the prospect that ...


Obama to Announce Nuke Plant Loan, Source Says

The Obama administration's planned loan guarantee to build the first nuclear power plant in the United States in almost three decades is part of a broad shift in energy strategy to lessen dependence on foreign oil and reduce the use of other fossil fuels blamed for global warming.


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