| Apr 7, 2011
For nearly four weeks, Japanese emergency crews have been spraying water on the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors, a desperate attempt to avert the calamity of a full meltdown.
Now, that improvised solution to one nuclear nightmare is spawning...
| Apr 12, 2011
Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
| Mar 30, 2011
| 10:03 AM
The chairman of the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima power plant on Wednesday said the facility's four tsunami-battered reactors would have to be scrapped, and he apologized to the Japanese public for the nuclear disaster.
| Apr 18, 2011
The operator of the stricken Japanese nuclear power plant said Sunday that it hoped to stabilize the facility's reactors by the beginning of next year in a state known as a cold shutdown.
The plan for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is Tokyo Electric...
| Apr 1, 2011
Radiation levels increased sharply inside and outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Thursday, slowing work on the devastated facility again and once more throwing into doubt the integrity of the containment vessels that hold the fuel rods....
| Dec 24, 2010
It may have taken 18 months, but the state Public Utilities Commission has finally pulled the plug on a humming backyard electric transformer that a Cerritos man says kept him awake at night.
The Southern California Edison Co. has replaced the noisy...
| Feb 24, 2011
In the hullaballoo surrounding last year's debuts of the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, one new electric vehicle was mostly overlooked: The Smart Fortwo Electric Drive.
It was an understandable oversight — and not just because of the cars'...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 10:05 AM
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday visited tsunami survivors and workers trying to bring the Fukushima nuclear facility under control as the plant's operator said highly radioactive water was leaking from a pit near a reactor into the ocean....
| Mar 11, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:56 PM
The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
| Mar 14, 2011
A fresh explosion rocked a crippled nuclear complex as rescuers from around the world converged on Japan's devastated earthquake zone, searching for survivors and ministering to the sick and hungry. With the death toll expected to ultimately reach the...