Nuclear Power

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
The Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant is seen in the early morning hours March 28, 2011 in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
"For the sake of taxpayers, electricity consumers and the climate, Congress must stop this endless nuclear boondoggle."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
However, the deployment of renewables "still needs to accelerate if we are to...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Shinjiro Koizumi
"We will be doomed if we allow another nuclear accident to occur."


On the eve of the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster and amidst widespread protests against (clearly insane) government attempts to reopen nuclear plants, a new survey shows almost all Japanese fear and oppose nuclear power: An astounding 95% are worried about the current decontamination process and ongoing leaks; 87% are scared of another disaster; 80% want to scrap some or all existing reactors. Japan's Prime Minister has said he wants to restart reactors "confirmed safe...while winning...