Global nuclear ‘renaissance’ faltered before Fukushima

The ‘nuclear renaissance’ which has been touted over the last decade was faltering even before the disaster at Fukushima, claims an American academic. Mark Cooper, a senior fellow at Vermont Law School’s Institute for Energy and the Environment suggests in his latest paper that high costs were off-putting and the disaster in Japan earlier this […]

US nuclear plants unaffected by 5.8m quake

Nuclear plants in the US were barely affected by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake yesterday. Despite the quake being just a few miles from the two-reactor North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia, operators have reported no faults. The plant shut down automatically but power is being provided by onsite diesel generators and the plant’s safety systems […]