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Three Mile Island and Nuclear Power

The partial meltdown at Three Mile Island 30 years ago ended the first wave of building nuclear power plants, but are plans about to be revived?

Radioactive Robot: The Machines That Cleaned Up Three Mile Island

Robots cleaned up what humans could not because of radioactive contamination after the worst nuclear accident in the nation's history 30 years ago

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A (Radioactive) Cut in the Earth That Will Not Stay Closed

Tom Zoellner's book Uranium explores how a historic mine in Africa poses an existential threat in this excerpt

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Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Trash Heap Deadly for 250,000 Years or a Renewable Energy Source?

Nuclear waste is either a millennia's worth of lethal garbage or the fuel of future nuclear reactors--or both

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      The Nuclear Option

      A threefold expansion of nuclear power could contribute significantly to staving off climate change by avoiding one billion to two billion tons of carbon emissions annually

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