Nation Topics - Radioactive Waste and Contamination
News and Features
Don’t expect coverage of Japan's nuclear power disaster on the evening news: unlike other environmental catastrophes, Fukushima’s ongoing crisis offers little to film.
A conversation about a new documentary, its provocative claims—and the facts it leaves out.
The legacy of Colorado’s notorious nuclear plant is radioactive waste in a residential community—and public distrust of government.
After the Fukushima disaster, a new generation has drawn inspiration from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street.
No matter how appalling the catastrophe, the nuclear industry will insist on the safety of nuclear power.
Should states or the rubber-stamp NRC decide whether nuclear plants continue to operate?
The response by the Japanese people to the quake fills the author with pride—and great concern.
For those who grew up in Fukushima, the disaster didn't just destroy their home town, it stole their childhood memories.
The spent-fuel pools at our reactors, containing thousands of tons of poorly protected but highly radioactive waste, are a catastrophe waiting to happen.