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  • Russia says Ukraine deal to buy U.S. nuclear fuel poses safety risks

    Russia says Ukraine deal to buy U.S. nuclear fuel poses safety risks
    Russia's Foreign Ministry accused Ukraine of endangering public safety in Europe with its decision to buy nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built nuclear plants from a U.S. supplier, saying Ukrainian leaders had failed to learn anything from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster about safe nuclear energy usage.
  • 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...

    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...

    River Monsters Season 5 will include visits to Chernobyl and Loch Ness

     
    “I realize there will come a point at which my searching must come to an end — once I've found every river monster and all the world's underwater mysteries are solved,” says biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade, host of Animal...