Nuclear Energy 101 and Other Ways To Stay (Reasonably) Well-Informed


The Fukushima Plant

With so much frightening, conflicting and probably ill-informed news streaming out of Japan, it's hard to know where to turn for accurate updates. Some suggested sources more reliable than CNN's unnamed "officials": the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS); an English-language live-stream from Japan; and a geological how and why of what happened. Also, for those of us, like one Boing Boing reader, whose knowledge of nuclear power comes from The Simpsons, a look at just how it works, with more from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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