August 29 is the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's deadline for comments on its "Hypothetical Severe Nuclear Accident and Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures" report. Send yours in!
Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing: They're going to force nuclear power on the public, despite the astronomically high risks, both financial and environmental.
In recent weeks, radiation levels have spiked at the Fukushima nuclear power reactors in Japan, with recorded levels of 10,000 millisieverts per hour (mSv/hr) at one spot.
The nuclear security forum in Vienna is expected to slam the Japanese government for underestimating risks facing Fukushima's nuclear plant, and for a slow response to the events.
The U.S. should use renewable-energy technology to reduce energy use and, thus, reliance on foreign oil and domestic coal and nuclear. That would be an effective and sane reaction to Fukushima.
The disaster deepens at the Fukushima complex in the aftermath of the largest recorded earthquake in Japanese history and the tsunami that followed, killing thousands.