nuclear power safety


Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

, physicist & co-director, Global Security

The 2011 Fukushima accident has many lessons for U.S. nuclear power, and how to make it safer. Are we learning them? Read more >

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How Much Is Your Life Worth?

, physicist & co-director, Global Security

I recently bought a new bicycle to replace the one I bought in college, which I was still riding despite its deteriorating condition. I also decided to buy a new bike lock. Since the value of my new bike was considerably higher than that of my old one, it was clearly worthwhile for me to spend the money to upgrade my security system. Read more >

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Nuclear Power Regulator Sticks Its Head Further into the Ground

, , physicist & co-director, Global Security

An ostrich is a clichéd symbol of people making bird-brained decisions that ignore reality. But it’s hard to think of something more apt for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) sometimes. Read more >

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When Should Nuclear Power Pay for Risk? Is Never Good For You?

, , senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

In a secret negotiation result reported by Hannah Northey, E&E News, the nuclear industry passed along another risk to the U.S. public. An expected $300 million loan fee for building the new Vogtle nuclear plant, was negotiated down to zero by the plant owners. This was one of two nuclear power issues that came out of the shadows of secrecy and unaccounted costs this week. Read more >

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New Book “Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster” Released

, , physicist & co-director, Global Security

This week we officially released our book Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, published by New Press and co-authored by UCS nuclear experts Dave Lochbaum and Ed Lyman, and journalist Susan Q. Stranahan. Susan for many years was a journalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and was the lead reporter of the Inquirer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Read more >

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