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The 3 Mile Island nuclear reactor is closing for excellent– here’s what took place on the day of the worst nuclear catastrophe in the United States

The 3 Mile Island nuclear reactor is closing for excellent– here’s...

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The researchers behind that study relied on the same research method that was used after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster: They studied patients with thyroid cancer to see how many of them had a genetic mutation that makes them more prone to non-radiation-induced thyroid cancer. A man fishes in the Susquehanna River in front of the…
A drifting nuclear plant in Russia includes a health club, bar, and swimming pool. A specialist calls it ‘Chernobyl on ice.’

A drifting nuclear plant in Russia includes a health club, bar,...

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For more than a decade, the Russian town of Pevek has anticipated the arrival of a floating nuclear-power plant. This week, the plant finally set sail on a 4,000-mile ocean voyage from the city of Murmansk to Pevek, an Arctic port and the nation's northernmost town. The plant, called Akademik Lomonosov, is loaded with two…
Nuclear weapons are spreading out. This plutonium researcher is attempting to stop that

Nuclear weapons are spreading out. This plutonium researcher is attempting to...

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This story is part of Road Trip 2019, profiles of the troublemakers and trailblazers who are designing our future. When you think of efforts to pare down the world's nuclear weapons stockpiles, maybe you imagine heads of state and uniformed generals sternly staring down their military rivals across a huge table.  Reality, though, looks very…
An atomic power plant in Indiana has actually gone all-digital, and it might mark a turning point for American atomic energy

An atomic power plant in Indiana has actually gone all-digital, and...

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An all-digital upgrade to Indiana's aging nuclear reactor may signal coming changes for the American energy industry — and possibly a shift in the fight to curb climate disruption. Nearly 100 nuclear reactors in the US provide about 20% of the country's electricity. While these reactors generate practically no greenhouse gases, companies are planning to…
How The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Crisis Formed World’s Many Hazardous Lava

How The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Crisis Formed World’s Many Hazardous Lava

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<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml=" Solidified corium lava that melted through the basement of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in1986 The...
NASA’s nuclear rocket program is picking up video

NASA’s nuclear rocket program is picking up video

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[MUSIC] NASA just got 120 $5 million if didn't even ask for the reason nuclear powered rockets. NASA has been flirting with the idea of nuclear powered spaceflight since the 1940s because it offers some significant advantages over traditional rocket propulsion. Here's how it works. Energy from nuclear fission heats hydrogen molecules which are accelerated…
Chernobyl: Why did the atomic power plant blow up and could it occur once again?

Chernobyl: Why did the atomic power plant blow up and could...

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Chernobyl, a bleak and brutal miniseries co-produced by HBO and Sky UK, is likely to go down as one of the best TV shows this year and maybe even all-time. It tells the true story of the world's worst nuclear disaster, which occurred in a Russian nuclear power plant in April 1986. Written by Craig Mazin…
Chernobyl: How the RBMK atomic power plant took off and could it take place once again?

Chernobyl: How the RBMK atomic power plant took off and could...

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Chernobyl, the bleak and brutal miniseries telling the story of the world's worst nuclear disaster, is likely to go down as one of the best TV shows this year and maybe even all-time. Written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, Chernobyl stoically adheres to the era and crisis it portrayed like radiation clinging…
Chernobyl: How did the RBMK atomic power plant take off and could it occur once again?

Chernobyl: How did the RBMK atomic power plant take off and...

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Chernobyl, the bleak and brutal miniseries telling the story of the world's worst nuclear disaster, is likely to go down as one of the best TV shows this year and maybe even all-time. Written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck, Chernobyl stoically adheres to the era and crisis it portrayed like radiation clinging…
Ohio legislators pass costs to cut sustainable requirement, assistance nuclear and coal

Ohio legislators pass costs to cut sustainable requirement, assistance nuclear and...

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Enlarge / Water vapor is emitted from the cooling towers of the FirstEnergy Corp. Perry Nuclear Generating Station in Perry, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. David Maxwell/Bloomberg via Getty Images This week, lawmakers in Ohio's House of Representatives voted 53-43 in favor of a controversial bill that would permit a consumer-funded subsidy for…

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