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Fukushima Crisis Worsens as U.S. Warns of a Large Radiation Release

A top U.S. nuclear regulator has now given a dire assessment of Japan's nuclear crisis, saying that radiation from uncovered spent fuel at the Fukushima Daiichi plant could force emergency workers to abandon their fight to prevent meltdowns there...

March 17, 2011 — Peter Behr and ClimateWire

Is the Nuclear "Renaissance" Failing?

If the "nuclear renaissance" is not dead, it appeared in a coma for most of the country following the collapse of Constellation Energy's plan to build a third reactor in Maryland

October 11, 2010 — Peter Behr and ClimateWire

How Texas Lassoed the Wind

Texas has harnessed the wind to provide at times more than 20 percent of its electricity. How did the Lone Star State do it?

April 9, 2010 — Peter Behr and ClimateWire

Can Aging Nuclear Reactors Be Safe?

U.S. nuclear power plant owners are gaining regulatory approval to run aging reactors longer but, as the power plants age, the need for rigorous safety supervision steadily mounts

March 9, 2010 — Peter Behr and ClimateWire
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World