The U.S. has been very fortunate not to have nuked itself with multiple hydrogen bombs over the last 70 years.
Chernobyl's 30th Anniversary (and Fukushima's 5th): A Tale of Preventable Nuclear Accidents and the Vital Role of Safety Culture
The world commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant catastrophic accident in Ukraine on April 26, 2016.
In both Chernobyl and Fukushima, before disaster began to unfold, few imagined that such a catastrophe was possible. In the United States, too, despite the knowledge since 1945 that nuclear power, at war or in peacetime, holds dangers of a stunning sort, the general attitude remains: it can't happen here.
The Day After the "Implementation Day" of the Nuclear Deal With Iran: Prospects for Scientific Cooperation, Safety and Sustainability in the Persian Gulf
The Persian Gulf - a semi closed body of water - is at a serious crossroad and facing an uncertain future. Its population
Given the intense focus on Iran's intentions, it is logical that arms control issues dominate discussions about nuclear power in the Middle East. But receiving far too little attention are questions about nuclear safety. The lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima must be kept in mind regardless of how new nuclear capabilities are employed.
Fukushima's Unsung Heroes and Implications of the New Seminal Report by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences for the Future of (Japan's) Nuclear Power Industry
Without respecting and understanding the vital role of human factors in technological systems and proactively addressing/cultivating/facilitating their performance during unexpected events, nuclear safety will only be a distant mirage and recovery will be an unattainable dream.
A spokeswoman for Lieberman's office deferred questions about the letter to the Senate committee. Queries to a committee
After learning of the heavy redactions in Perkins' report, Criscione's own twinge of conscience, he says, prompted him to
"Oconee is in compliance with the station’s licensing basis for external flood events," Magee said. "We have anticipated
He was addressing delegates at the extraordinary meeting of the 75-nation Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS), which was negotiated
Last week in Europe, Belgium's regulator said it had halted production at one of the reactors of a nuclear plant until at
Davis-Besse, a nuclear power plant just 30 miles from downtown Toledo, does not provide the same margin of safety that it did when it was built 34 years ago. Will we allow the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to simply lower its standards?
This article has been updated to include a statement from the NEI. Two stakeholder meetings on the filter issue were held
"It's baffling that any one would even contemplate not filtering the gases released during severe accidents," says David
While reporting on the Diablo Canyon story, one of the most surprising things that I learned was how the NRC oversaw the relicensing of aging nuclear power plants.