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End the War on Nuclear Power—Start with Radiation

Governments and non-governmental organizations worldwide are clamoring for reduction in human-generated CO2 emissions. Yet, America’s largest carbon-free energy source is regulated and demonized to the point of criminalization. It’s time…


Fukushima's Decade-Long Shadow Made Nuclear Safer
Progress at Fukushima Daiichi

Koji Okamoto, director general of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s (JAEA’s) Collaborative Laboratories for Advanced Decommissioning Science (CLADS), can pinpoint the specific moment that cemented his calling. Ten years ago,…


South Korea Continues Nuclear Phase-out

South Korea has announced the permanent closure of another nuclear reactor, as the country continues to phase out thermal power generation and increase the use of renewable resources for electricity.…


THE BIG PICTURE: Hydrogen Power

Hydrogen is emerging as a formidable player in the energy transition, owing to its potential to decarbonize a range of sectors and its versatility. According to a June 2019–released report…


TEPCO Says It Will Decommission Second Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) on July 24 said it will decommission its Fukushima Daini nuclear station. The plant is located just south of the larger Fukushima Daiichi plant, site…