Robots cleaned up what humans could not because of radioactive contamination after the worst nuclear accident in the nation's history 30 years ago
Tom Zoellner's book Uranium explores how a historic mine in Africa poses an existential threat in this excerpt
It will be exactly 30 years tomorrow since the nation's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred on a three-mile (five kilometer) slip of land in the Susquehanna River in the shadow of Harrisburg, Pa.
Nuclear waste is either a millennia's worth of lethal garbage or the fuel of future nuclear reactors--or both
Even environmentalists are reevaluating nuclear power as a possible solution to global warming, but can it really help?
A new wave of nuclear power plant construction has boosted the price of uranium reactor fuel
An obscure scale helps communicate the relative severity of a nuclear accident
Newly approved reactor designs could reduce global warming and fossil-fuel dependence, but utilities are grappling with whether better nukes make market sense
What companies are doing to keep consumers out of the dark when a power facility fails
The generation-long debate surrounding the dumping of the nation’s radioactive nuclear waste under Nevada’s Yucca Mountain may finally be drawing to a close.
Nuclear power--like most forms of electricity generation--carries inherent risks. Is it worth the minor chance of a major catastrophe?
Using comic books to explore the issues and history of nuclear power
Imitating the sun remains an elusive goal for energy researchers. David Biello reports
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