Nuclear Power & Radiation

Nuclear Plants, Despite Safety Concerns, Gain Support as Clean Energy

"Just a few years ago, the United States seemed poised to say farewell to nuclear energy. No company had completed a new plant in decades, and the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011 intensified public disenchantment with the technology, both here and abroad."

Source: NY Times, 06/02/2016
June 3, 2016

Silicon Valley Energy Summit at Stanford University

This annual event, free for preregistered media, delivers insights on the latest sustainable energy technologies, corporate practices, market trends and emerging government policies. This year's lunchtime debate on the need for a nuclear power renaissance will feature two Nobel-prize winning physicists—Steve Chu and Burt Richter—on the pro nuclear side vs.  UC-Berkeley’s Dan Kammen and NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh. The debate will be webcast live.

"Ruined Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Will Remain A Threat For 3,000 Years"

"It will be 30 years ago Tuesday that Pripyat and the nearby Chernobyl nuclear plant became synonymous with nuclear disaster, that the word Chernobyl came to mean more than just a little village in rural Ukraine, and this place became more than just another spot in the shadowy Soviet Union."

Source: McClatchy, 04/26/2016

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