| Mar 14, 2011
| 12:03 PM
The fuel rods at a third nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been fully exposed to air for short periods of time and at least partially exposed for more than three hours, allowing them to heat up and sharply raising the risk of...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 8:20 PM
FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after an explosion there, and there was a risk of radiation leaking into the atmosphere.
| Mar 15, 2011
| 3:42 PM
The worst-case scenario is being redefined.
Engineers and emergency responders are attempting to avert massive radiation releases from reactors in Japan that were crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami. Already the threat of partial meltdowns of...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Elmer E. Lewis, professor emeritus at Northwestern University and author of two textbooks on nuclear power, took questions about the effort to contain reactors damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Lewis' research has focused on the broad...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:34 AM
TOKYO, Japan -- Japan gathered Sunday amid tears, prayers and a moment of silence to mark one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.
Throngs nationwide observed a moment...
| Mar 13, 2012
Rushworth M. Kidder, a former Christian Science Monitor columnist who taught and wrote books about ethics, died March 5 of natural causes in Naples, Fla. He was 67.
His death was announced by the Institute for Global Ethics, the Rockport, Maine-based...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:36 AM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- Researchers say seaweed harvested from Orange County beaches tested positive for small amounts of radiation from last year's nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:58 AM
Scrambling to shrink their carbon footprints, federal agencies in Hampton Roads and beyond are eyeing a proven yet controversial source of energy: nuclear power.
But they’re not pursuing large-scale power plants that tend to evoke the accidents at...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:10 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Weeks after a rare earthquake forced the shutdown of North Anna nuclear power plant, state regulators approved a permit enabling a proposed third reactor to inch forward.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday voted...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Ken Jones stood before a pair of television cameras discussing an accident at Surry nuclear power plant.
Harmful radiation had been released, he said, but southerly winds prevented its spread into Newport News — there was no need to evacuate the...
| May 1, 2012
| 7:31 PM
After state lawmakers failed to pass legislation that might have brought a natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope, new hope for such a project has been revived Tuesday -- by officials with the government of Japan.
On Monday night, Sen. Lisa...