The Fukushima disaster following the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was an eye-opening event that caused many to wonder just how safe nuclear power is. Thanks to a new study commissioned as a result of
The problem with nuclear energy has always been the radioactive waste that it produces. However the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has decided to take a large store of waste plutonium at the Sellafield
Nuclear power is often perceived as a technology that defies the natural order - but simply head to Africa and you'll find the world's first and only natural nuclear reactor. Located in the Oklo region of
The base of the building is dedicated to welfare programs while the offices stack vertically, creating a spiraling mass without a tower. Podiums branch out from this central program and contain fitness
Residents of Japan may be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently announced that radiation levels in most of the country are "below cancer-causing levels." It has
Tomorrow Japan will become completely nuclear free for the first time since 1970 as it shuts down the Tomari nuclear reactor on the island of Hokkaido. One by one the country’s 54 nuclear reactors have
The most recent inspection of the No. 2 Nuclear Reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has cast doubts on government claims of the reactor's stability. A probe found radiation levels 10 times the fatal
In the wake of the world's worst nuclear disaster in a generation, yet another nuclear reactor in Japan was taken offline for maintenance on Monday, leaving only one of the country's 54 nuclear reactors
Natural gas has been widely billed as a "bridge fuel" - a low-carbon alternative to coal that will help us make the transition to cleaner energy - but a new study pokes some big holes in that argument.
One year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan to its core, all eyes are turned to radiation risk management adviser Shunichi Yamashita. Yamashita, the son of a Nagasaki atomic bomb
Late last month a radiation leak was discovered at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Diego County, California. It was found that radiation was leaking out of a faulty hose and into
Nations around the world are abandoning nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, however the UK is considering plans to launch a new generation of reactors by GE Hitachi that recycle
Despite the rush to get reactors back online and convince the public that Japan's nuclear power generation facilities are safe, an advisor says the current checks of nuclear reactors in the country are
2011 was not a good year for nuclear power - we saw Japan shaken by the Fukushima disaster, solar power became cheaper for the first time, and three-eyed fish were found near a nuclear plant in Argentina.
Following last year's nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there has been a great deal of public concern over the contamination of local food sources and water and now, newly constructed buildings can be added