| January 29, 2009
Atomic Weight: Balancing the Risks and Rewards of a Power
Nuclear power--like most forms of electricity
generation--carries inherent risks. Is it worth the minor chance of a major
An In-Depth Report on The
Future of Nuclear Power:
The U.S.-- and the world-- is gearing up
to build a potentially massive fleet of new nuclear reactors, in part to
fight climate change. But can nuclear power handle the load?
Spent Nuclear Fuel: Deadly Trash Heap or Renewable Energy?
Nuclear waste is either millennia's worth of lethal garbage or the
fuel of future nuclear reactors--or both
Forget Nuclear Fission, How About Fusion?
Imitating the sun remains an elusive goal for energy researchers.
David Biello reports.
Reactivating Nuclear Reactors for the Fight against Climate Change
Even environmentalists are reevaluating nuclear power as a possible
solution to global warming, but can it really help?
Balancing the Risks and Rewards of a Power Source
Nuclear power--like most forms of electricity generation--carries
inherent risks. Is it worth the minor chance of a major catastrophe?
DAVIS–BESSE: The nuclear power plant near Toledo, Ohio, was shut down
for two years due to an equipment failure that might have resulted in a
catastrophic meltdown if it had continued to go without detection.
CRITICAL CAVITY: A leak of boric acid ate through more than six inches
of carbon steel that contains the nuclear reactor at the Davis-Besse power