Nuclear Power

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) did not adequately account for safety hazards when approving certain upgrades to nuclear sites around the U.S., meaning the risk of a Fukushima-like disaster caused by a reactor fire is still high, according to an article published in the journal Science on Friday . Researchers from Princeton University and...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Kendra Ulrich, senior Global Energy campaigner for Greenpeace Japan on the Asakaze, a research vessel chartered by Greenpeace Japan, doing radiation survey work off shore of Fukushima Daiich. (Photo: Greenpeace)
A wildfire broke out in the highly radioactive "no-go zone" near the crippled...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
North Korea said it was "ready for war" and warned of "catastrophic...

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Fishermen have resumed fishing after postponing their start when hundreds of tons of radioactive water were found leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Twenty-one trawlers brought home 5 tons of seafood, including octopus and squid, from the trial operation; if testing shows they're safe, they'll be shipped to markets in Japan. While older people are said to be buying fish from the sea off Fukushima Prefecture, others don't want their kids or grandkids eating it...