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  • South Korea cancer victims bring class action against nuclear operator

    A group of South Korean thyroid cancer patients living near nuclear plants have filed the country's first class action suit against the operator, after an October court ruling in favor of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation and the cancer.   
  • PASSINGS: Dyer Brainerd Holmes, T.S. Cook, Joel Schaeffer

    Dyer Brainerd Holmes NASA manned space flight director Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...

    Nuclear blows away wind

    Nuclear blows away wind
    The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...

    The danger of relying on nuclear power plants

    Norman Meadow's commentary promoting nuclear power over wind energy as a solution to climate change leaves out serious unsolved problems that wind does not present ("Nuclear blows away wind," Feb. 1). Huge piles of highly radioactive waste are sitting...

    Masao Yoshida dies at 58; led response to Fukushima nuclear disaster

    Masao Yoshida, the plant manager who led the fight to bring Japan's Fukushima atomic station under control during the 2011 nuclear disaster, has died. He was 58. He died Tuesday of esophagus cancer at a Tokyo hospital, according to a statement from...