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
SPECIAL INTERVIEW - Japan's Nuclear Fuel Industry is over 40 years old with over 50 plants supplying the vast majority of Japan's energy. Are our Nuclear Plants different, How are they different, Should we be worried about Radiation?
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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