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An Ad-Hoc Solution for Extra Nuclear Safety

Reasoning that it's better not to wait for bureaucratic approvals, the American nuclear industry has bought about 3,000 pieces of equipment and is storing it at various noncertified sites to shore up safety, post-Fukushima.
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Getting Ready to React to Fukushima

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Green (3 years ago)

Rather than await studies, the nuclear industry suggests installing twin sets of emergency equipment at nuclear plants and forming regional support centers where additional equipment would be available to serve multiple plants. Read Post

Countdown to a Nuclear Renaissance?

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Green (3 years ago)

As American regulators ponder safety improvements in light of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, the Southern Company is pressing for prompt approval of a Westinghouse design for two nuclear reactors that it wants to build in Georgia. Read Post

Reason Writers Around Town: Shikha Dalmia on Japan's Nuclear Nationalism

News : Reason (4 years ago)

Nuclear advocates are dismayed that fears over Japan’s Fukushima plant might kill an industry that has a better safety record than virtually any other. But they ignore the fact that nuclear’s potential for catastrophe is orders of m... Read Post


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