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A screen shot of the nuclear plant proximity analysis combined with the interactive global population density Google Earth map.

New Study Maps Reactor Safety Worldwide

An analysis and interactive map appearing in Nature News provide new insights and a spatial context for assessing some of the risks associated with nuclear power plants.

by |April 26, 2011

Climate News Roundup – Week of 10/11

Memo Calls for Reversing Law to Phase Out German Nuclear Plants, The New York Times German Chancellor Angela Merkel moves to reverse legislation that gradually phases out nuclear power by 2022. The proposed reversal, contained in a working document sent to Merkel’s political coalition partner, the Free Democrats, calls nuclear power the crucial “bridge” to… read more

by |October 19, 2009

Nuclear Dark Ages? Or Nuclear Renaissance?

“I know that vibration wasn’t normal” Jack Lemmon famously uttered these words in the 70s blockbuster The China Syndrome in reference to unusual activity taking place at his nuclear reactor. Lemmon, a shift supervisor at the plant, uncovers alarming evidence that the plant is fundamentally unsound and demands that it be shut down. His concerns… read more

by |June 26, 2009