nuclear power


Japan Just Let the Executives Who Oversaw the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster off the Hook

Years after the disaster, there are ghost towns in the areas surrounding the plant.


Russia’s ‘Nuclear Titanic’ Floating Power Plant Is Setting Sail Toward Alaska. Here’s What to Expect.

Dubbed ‘Chernobyl on Ice,’ the Akademik Lomonosov will be towed to Russia's far east to provide power to remote oil, gas, and mining operations.


Church Rock, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Disaster, Is Still Poisoning Navajo Lands 40 Years Later

Residents say they've been ignored even as they struggle with contaminated water and worry about having children.


Could Another Chernobyl Happen Today? Absolutely

HBO's 'Chernobyl' is hellish. But with renewables still lagging far behind, nuclear power is still our best hope for low-carbon energy in the near term.


Craig Mazin's Years-Long Obsession with Making 'Chernobyl' Terrifyingly Accurate

"We had a general standing philosophy from the beginning, which was: Accuracy is everything to us."


Scientists Are Automating Plutonium Production So NASA Can Explore Deep Space

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have eliminated a major bottleneck in the production of plutonium-238 for deep space exploration through automation.


Russia Just Sent a Floating Nuclear Power Plant Out to Sea

The ship is being called a “floating Chernobyl” by environmental activists.


Nuclear Power Plants Have a 'Blind Spot' for Hackers. Here's How to Fix That.

Malware hunters, regulators, and plant employees are hunting further down the supply chain for vulnerabilities as hackers continue to target critical infrastructure.


Kim Jong Un's train trip to China included denuclearization talks and an art show

It was his first known trip abroad since taking power in 2011


Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike

The security staff say their replacement workers aren't adequate for the job.


Scientists Worry About a Future Ice Age Crushing Our Nuclear Waste Vaults

The Greenland ice sheet is a useful stand-in for the future.