America’s Nuclear Plants Are Safe, NRC Says - Except When They’re Not

  • Published: May 12th, 2011

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is weighing in on plant safety at home in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. Prepare to be confused.

Heat Waves and Nuclear Power — Part Two

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

Floods in the Midwest and a new SolveClimate story are a reminder of nuclear power's vulnerability to climate change.

Frank von Hippel on Nuclear Energy and Weapons Proliferation

Frank von Hippel on Nuclear Energy and Weapons Proliferation

  • Published: Apr 26th, 2011

Reactor accidents and radiation leaks aren't the only risks with nuclear energy; nuclear weapons are another problem.

Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

Interactive: Small Modular Reactors - Safe and Cheaper?

  • Published: Apr 24th, 2011

For decades, some nuclear engineers have been pushing an alternate technology that they claim could address all the concerns of conventional nuclear reactors. Called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), these plants,would be inherently cheaper to build and safer to operate than conventional plants.

M.V. Ramana on Safety at Nuclear Power Plants

M.V. Ramana on Safety at Nuclear Power Plants

  • Published: Apr 23rd, 2011

Engineers who design nuclear plants can plan a worst case scenario, but this may not be enough to prevent all accidents.

Chernobyl, 25 Years Later: It’s Not Over Yet

  • Published: Apr 22nd, 2011

The worst nuclear disaster in history has faded from many peoples' memories — but in Ukraine, where it all happened, its devastating effects are still unfolding.

In Tennessee, Heat Waves Diminish Nuclear Power Output

  • Published: Apr 10th, 2011

With heat waves on the rise, last summer's nuclear slowdown in Tennessee may be a sign of things to come.

Interactive Maps: Worldwide Nuclear Power

  • Published: Mar 29th, 2011

Interactive maps shed light on the current state of the nuclear industry around the world.