US nuclear plants withstand Irene

Hurricane Irene may have battered much of the US but it appears most nuclear plants escaped damage. Although millions suffered power failures from downed cables and blown transmission networks only a few nuclear power stations were affected according to the US regulatory authorities. The worst was Maryland’s Calvert Cliffs 1 reactor which automatically and safely […]

Canadian nuclear PR campaign launched

The Canadian Nuclear Association has launched an online PR drive to persuade Canadians that nuclear energy is safe and reliable. The society has created a new micro-site with “fun and interesting facts” about nuclear, such as plans to send rockets to the moon by nuclear, or the irradiation of food to prolong its sell by […]