35 years ago, Dale Bridenbaugh and 2 of his colleagues at General Electric resigned from their jobs after becoming increasingly convinced the nuclear reactor design they were reviewing -- the Mark 1 -- was so flawed it could lead to a devastating acc
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Rachel Maddow explains the mechanics of what happens when a nuclear reactor has a meltdown, and about how experts are reading signs from the compromised Japanese nuclear reactors to understand how close they are to meltdown.
As engineers and scientists struggle to control six Japanese nuclear reactors the world watches with horror. The search for why this is happening has already begun. At least one man might have some theories.
Japanese crews battled Wednesday to avert a nuclear disaster and said they may pour water from helicopters to stop fuel rods from being exposed to the air and releasing even more radioactivity.
Confidence in the U.S. System of Government Drops to a 35-Year Low
Germany and Switzerland said Monday that they would be the first industrialized nations to freeze development of nuclear power facilities while they reassess safety procedures
Concerns about a radiation release from the Fukushima Daiichi power facility have focused on its stricken nuclear reactors, but the plants of that design also store highly radioactive spent fuel in pools outside the protective containment structure
A rival to flash memory that requires one percent as much power could improve battery life in mobile devices.
To say as many commentators do, that the color revolutions in the Mid-East and North Africa is about oil to miss the point. Well not exactly.
President Barack Obama ordered a probe into potential gasoline price-gouging on Friday and said the government is watching for manipulation in oil markets.
Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion had occurred earlier.
Kyodo News reported that radioactive caesium had been detected near the Fukushima plant, citing information from the nuclear safety agency.
In all, Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants on Friday.
Radiation leaked from a damaged Japanese nuclear reactor north of Tokyo on Saturday, the government said, after an explosion blew the roof off the facility in the wake of a massive earthquake.
Japanese officials issued broad evacuation orders for people living near 2 nuclear power plants whose cooling systems broke down as a result of the earthquake. Officials warned small amounts of radioactive material were likely to leak from the plants
Reuters has just released this unpleasant development: "Radiation levels in Fukushima Daiichi plant central control unit is 1,000 times normal, Kyodo says."
The answer according to the nuclear expert, is that as Fukushima is now well on its way to a full core-melt nuclear accident, a worst case scenario could possibly lead to the same results last seen in 1986 Chernobyl.
Sen. Paul questions the Department of Energy's commitment to protecting consumer choice during consideration of Appliance/Light Bulb Energy-Efficiency Legislation
Americans worried about the pain of $100 U.S. oil should worry a lot more. Although $100 oil is the headline in U.S. newspapers, most refineries that supply fuel to service stations are paying the equivalent of a much higher price -- and those cos
AP reports that the Saudi police open fire at protesters in Qatif after government warns demonstrators it will not tolerate protests. In other words, the shootings will continue until morale is restored. Look for crude to go antigravitational here.
Hoping to take advantage of its violent volcanic heritage, Iceland is contemplating building the world’s biggest undersea electric cable, so it can sell geothermal power to other European nations. If it works, it could export enough electricity to po
Throwing cost concerns and caution to the wind, the U.S. Department of Energy is getting behind a project that aims to prove that superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) can work at the grid level.
From the self-immolation of a street vendor in Tunisia, to the collapse of the reserve currency: 2011 is looking to be quite the year.
Brent crude futures could hit US$200 a barrel if political unrest spreads into Saudi Arabia, Societe Generale said on Monday.
A "desperate Gaddafi might hit oil facilities in an attempt to fend off encroaching rebels, sparking a human catastrophe." And obviously in order to prevent this, the US will be "forced" to institute a no fly zone, thereby commencing a full blown...
Do you want to know the number of barrels of crude oil that were consumed around the world since you arrived at this article? Have you ever thought about numbers so large that they become almost impossible to comprehend? In Washington that has bec
We read often about the plight of Iraqis who had electric power for only a few hours a day, and had to plan their activities around that. This, it seems, is the future envisioned for the U.K. In a recent interview, the CEO of their National power Gri