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

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

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...

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

<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

[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...

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...

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...

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...

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…
IEA: Nuke retirements might result in 4 billion metric lots of additional CO2 emissions

IEA: Nuke retirements might result in 4 billion metric lots of...

Enlarge / A view of the decommissioned Duke Energy Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant. A report released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns world leaders that—without support for new nuclear power or lifetime extensions for existing nuclear power plants—the world's climate goals are at risk. "The lack of further lifetime extensions of existing…
Worries Grow That ‘Nuclear Casket’ Is Leaking Waste Into The Pacific

Worries Grow That ‘Nuclear Casket’ Is Leaking Waste Into The Pacific

Aerial photo of the Runit Dome. U.S. Department Of Energy (public domain) The tropical blue skies over the southern Pacific Ocean were enveloped by towering mushroom clouds lingering over the Marshall Islands in 1954 as the United States continued its testing of nuclear weapons. The United States conducted 67 nuclear weapon tests from 1946 to 1958…

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