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Japan Nuclear Emergency (2011)

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  • Nuclear crisis in Japan: The latest trust meltdown

     
    The Titanic was called unsinkable. It sank. Deep-sea oil drilling was supposed to be spill-proof. It wasn't. Nuclear power is supposed to be disaster-proof. It isn't. So much for believing the assertions of those who want us to feel risky...
  • The loss of the Thresher: Why it should be remembered every year

    The loss of the Thresher: Why it should be remembered every year
    The lessons of cataclysmic events tend to be overlooked when we remember them only on major anniversaries. The sinking of the U.S. nuclear submarine Thresher is a perfect example. The Thresher went down during a trial cruise off the coast of Maine 51...

    Could a nuclear crisis happen here?

    Could a nuclear crisis happen here?
    I understood the theory of what could go wrong in a nuclear power plant. Seeing it go wrong in Japan is another matter. It's also quite relevant, given plans by Progress Energy to build two more nuclear reactors on the state's west coast, about 90 miles...

    Strong earthquake hits Japan

    Strong earthquake hits Japan
    A 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Wednesday, according to theU.S. Geological Survey. The Japanese Meteorological agency issued a tsunami advisory, warning of a half-meter wave. The quake was centered about 270 kilometers (170 miles)...

    Almost all EU nuclear reactors need safety upgrades, report says

     
    Bringing all of the 145 nuclear reactors in the European Union up to safety standards could cost as much as $32 billion, a European Commission report released Thursday said. Sobered by the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year in Japan that forced more...