Nuclear en Chile moves toward nuclear power <p> About 18 percent of the country&#39;s energy comes from oil and about 9 percent from coal, and those numbers are only trending upward.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear Obama Energy Chile Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:25:00 +0000 Pascale Bonnefoy 5627355 at Chernobyl: EU, EBRD beg for funds to secure nuclear disaster site <p> International agencies are scrambling to locate funds to finance the next major project to deal with the disaster&rsquo;s legacy.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chernobyl Europe European Union Nuclear Ukraine Aid Energy Europe Health Mon, 07 Mar 2011 11:17:00 +0000 David L. Stern 5628867 at Second nuclear reactor under meltdown threat after Japan disaster (VIDEO) <p> Engineers fear a second reactor in Japan could be headed for meltdown after a powerful earthquake caused cooling systems to fail.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Nuclear Asia-Pacific Energy Japan Sun, 13 Mar 2011 12:02:00 +0000 News Desk 5630395 at In Japan, a nuclear horror story <p> The leaking radioactive matter holds special horrors in Japan, where radiation sickness was first observed after the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Columnists Japan Tsunami Nuclear Military Energy Japan Health Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:23:23 +0000 HDS Greenway 5630445 at Japan quake prompts pity, angst in Asia <p> Asian officials are also anxious that major Japanese investments will stall or possibly dry up.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Nuclear Energy Global Economy Japan Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:28:00 +0000 Patrick Winn 5630457 at Nuclear power in the US <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Japan isn't the only country with significant nuclear power production. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan&#39;s nuclear situation took another dark turn today after a <a href="" target="_blank">second explosion occurred at a reactor</a> at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, some 150 miles north of Tokyo.</p> <p> Aside from the obvious human drama now unfolding in Japan, the quake-tsunami-nuclear disaster has raised new questions about the risks (and benefits) of nuclear power, not only in Japan but in other places around the world.</p> <p> One of those places, of course, is the U.S., which gets about 20 percent of its energy needs from nuclear power.</p> <p> <a href="" target="_blank">CNNMoney</a> has <a href="" target="_blank">this excellent overview</a> of the nuclear situation in the U.S., making it today&#39;s must-read backgrounder on the subject.</p> <p> Here are some of the most salient points that I&#39;ve pulled from <a href="" target="_blank">the CNN report</a>:</p> <ul> <li> The U.S. has 104 non-military nuclear reactors operating at 65 plants across the country. In addition, there are dozens of reactors, weapons labs and other nuclear facilities associated with national defense.</li> <li> Most of the civilian plants are located near major population centers. They currently supply about 20 percent of the nation&#39;s power.</li> <li> There hasn&#39;t been a new nuclear plant commissioned in the U.S. since the Three Mile Island meltdown in Pennsylvania in 1979, although dozens that were under construction at the time have come on line.</li> <li> The government has set aside $18 billion for new nuclear plants, and President Obama wants to spend an additional $36 billion.</li> <li> Federal regulators are reviewing 20 applications to build new nuclear plants, and several existing facilities have applied to extend their operating licenses.</li> </ul> <p> Japan&#39;s ongoing disaster is sure to raise more questions about the cost and, of course, safety measures associated with nuclear power in the U.S.</p> <p> The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. government agency charged with ensuring that safety, told CNNMoney that all is well:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Nuclear Macro Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:54:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5630606 at Japan's nuclear disaster deals a blow to Europe's atomic energy industry <p> The possible meltdowns at Japanese nuclear power plants have triggered an almost seismic reaction in Germany.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Europe European Union Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Nuclear Green France Energy Europe Germany Global Economy Japan United Kingdom Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:03:06 +0000 Hannah Cleaver 5630864 at Chernobyl survivors say Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster bears little resemblance to their plight <p> As the crisis at Japan&rsquo;s Fukushima nuclear plant unfolds, the inevitable comparisons to Chernobyl have begun rolling in.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chernobyl Europe Japan Tsunami Natural Disasters Nuclear Green Asia-Pacific Energy Europe Japan Russia Health Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:39:19 +0000 Miriam Elder 5630875 at Northeastern Japan struggles to regain footing <p> People in the northeast are scared to leave their homes due to radiation, which has been detected as far away as Vladivostock in Russia.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Nuclear Energy Japan Health Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:37:00 +0000 Gavin Blair 5630886 at Raw Feed: Amid nuclear disaster the mood in Tokyo is grim (VIDEO) <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>150 miles south of Japan's nuclear disaster, Tokyo residents wait and worry.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Condon </div> </div> </div> <p>In this Raw Feed video, GlobalPost correspondent Michael Condon describes the mood in Tokyo as officials scramble to avert nuclear catastrophe.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2011:03:15 15:22</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("cc970bd86a159", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Japan Tsunami Nuclear Japan Video Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:22:04 +0000 Michael Condon 5630895 at Emperor prays for Japan as radiation halts work to cool reactor (UPDATES) (VIDEO) <p> Akihito&#39;s rare appearance comes as operations to prevent nuclear meltdown are suspended due to radiation risk.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Nuclear Japan Wed, 16 Mar 2011 03:15:00 +0000 Gavin Blair and News Desk 5630994 at In Scotland, is it renewable energy's political moment? <p> As the crisis at a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant mounts, renewable energy looks like a winning political platform &mdash; particularly in the United Kingdom, which has the second most nuclear power plants in the European Union.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Nuclear Scotland Hydro Energy United Kingdom Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:56:55 +0000 Robert Taylor 5631377 at Vietnam to go ahead with nuclear plans <p> Experts say that Vietnam views energy shortages as a major roadblock to economic development, and will therefore attempt to harness nuclear power.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Nuclear Emerging Markets Energy Vietnam Sun, 20 Mar 2011 15:54:00 +0000 Helen Clark 5631920 at Japan: cooling pool nearly boils over at nuke plant <p> TOKYO, Japan &mdash; Despite difficulties and sporadic work, Japan officials insist nuclear meltdown is out of the question.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Nuclear Aid Energy Japan Science Health Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:25:00 +0000 Donald Kirk 5632450 at Tokyo water deemed unfit for babies as radiation detected (UPDATES) (VIDEO) <p> TOKYO &mdash; Food imports to be halted from four prefectures in Japan&#39;s northeast, which has been hit hardest by the crisis.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Tsunami Nuclear Japan Wed, 23 Mar 2011 05:48:00 +0000 Donald Kirk and News Desk 5632617 at