Radioactive Waste and Contamination

Lessons From Fukushima, One Year Later

Lessons From Fukushima, One Year Later Lessons From Fukushima, One Year Later

No matter how appalling the catastrophe, the nuclear industry will insist on the safety of nuclear power.

Mar 7, 2012 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Vermont vs. Vermont Yankee

Vermont vs. Vermont Yankee Vermont vs. Vermont Yankee

Should states or the rubber-stamp NRC decide whether nuclear plants continue to operate?

Jan 11, 2012 / Feature / Michael Blanding

Self-Restraint Self-Restraint

The response by the Japanese people to the quake fills the author with pride—and great concern.

Aug 10, 2011 / Feature / Hitonari Tsuji

Restoring the Time Capsule Restoring the Time Capsule

For those who grew up in Fukushima, the disaster didn't just destroy their home town, it stole their childhood memories.

Aug 10, 2011 / Feature / Hideo Furukawa

Fixing America’s Nuclear Waste Storage Problem Fixing America’s Nuclear Waste Storage Problem

The spent-fuel pools at our reactors, containing thousands of tons of poorly protected but highly radioactive waste, are a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Jun 20, 2011 / Robert Alvarez

Chernobyl: 25 Years Later Chernobyl: 25 Years Later

To mark the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl's disaster and the lessons it still holds for us today, The Nation has assembled a collection of articles from our archives.

Apr 26, 2011 / The Nation

China Rethinks Nuclear Power

China Rethinks Nuclear Power China Rethinks Nuclear Power

The world’s second-largest economy is emerging as a pacesetter in solar and wind technology.

Apr 21, 2011 / Feature / Lucia Green-Weiskel

Obama Loves Nukes

Obama Loves Nukes Obama Loves Nukes

Even as Fukushima threatens to unleash the greatest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl, the president champions nuclear power in the United States.

Mar 24, 2011 / Editorial / Mark Hertsgaard

After Three Mile Island: The Rise and Fall of Nuclear Safety Culture

After Three Mile Island: The Rise and Fall of Nuclear Safety Culture After Three Mile Island: The Rise and Fall of Nuclear Safety Culture

The 1979 partial meltdown prompted more regulations and greater enforcement. Then in the 1990s, a Republican Congress took aim.

Mar 22, 2011 / Christian Parenti

Hiroshima to Fukushima Hiroshima to Fukushima

The problem with mankind wielding nuclear power isn’t about backup generators or safety rules—it’s our essential human fallibility.

Mar 17, 2011 / Books & the Arts / Jonathan Schell

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