Can’t decide? Let scientists guide your thinking.
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It can be hard to make up your mind about nuclear power. Two scientists help you sort through the arguments and come to your own conclusions.
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The rush to evacuate communities and abandon nuclear energy was understandable, but an error.
Construction underway at Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE.
A new nuclear plant called Barakah is nearing completion in the UAE. But it risks further stabilising the volatile Gulf region.
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Russia appears to have developed a revolutionary mini-reactor able to power a missile.
Large nuclear reactors could fade into history, proponents of small modular nuclear reactors argue. The reality may be more complex.
Nuclear industry players tout small modular reactors as an “inherently safe,” cost-effective source of electricity. The reality may be less attractive.
A fishing boat washed inland by the 2011 Tsunami next to a shrine inside the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone.
Those communities affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident are having their resilience tested once again.
The Fukushima Daini plant, 11km from the ill-fated Daiichi station, suffered a technical problem in one of its spent fuel cooling ponds.
The latest earthquake off Japan’s east coast was an ominous reminder of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But despite a technical hitch at one of Fukushima’s other reactors, there was no repeat this time.
Could we use Cold War fallout shelters?
Is the U.S. prepared for nuclear attacks from terrorists or rogue nations? A radiation expert explains how Cold War-style fallout shelters could help protect us from this growing threat.
Dry nuclear fuel casks similar to those Australia would use to store nuclear waste temporarily above ground.
The South Australian royal commission recommended the state investigate a high-level nuclear storage facility. But the costs don’t stack up.
Australia could take spent fuel from nuclear power stations overseas. This one is in South Korea.
South Australia’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recommended a nuclear waste site for the state.
Radiation exposure as a child can increase cancer risk later in life. But by how much?
Chernobyl is already responsible for up to 5,000 cases of cancer in Europe.
After one reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant caught fire and exploded in 1986, the whole site was encased in a concrete sarcophagus.
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
Engineers have devised an innovative way to dismantle Chernobyl’s reactor while preventing further radiation escaping.
Elementary school students about 13 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant walk past a geiger counter in 2012.
Remediation will never get radiation to zero in the area affected by the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. Rather than safety, the conversation should focus on acceptable risk.