Sea level rise will exacerbate storm surge flooding, scientists say, which means more severe "worst-case scenarios" for plants like Florida's Turkey Point.
How will the ongoing Japanese nuclear crisis affect the US political consensus on nuclear energy?
We don't know what it will cost to build the next nuclear power plant in the U.S.
Greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear power are low by just about any measure.
Radioactive waste is an unavoidable by-product of nuclear power that requires safe storage.
Nuclear power results from radiation, which was discovered around 1900. It took several decades after that for scientists to understand how to harness its energy - for power and for weapons.
Over 400 nuclear reactors are operating today in the world in 30 different countries.