How the Feds Are Reacting to Fukushima

Stark similarities between the stricken nuclear plant in Japan and dozens of sites in the United States continue to emerge, suggesting that under similar drastic scenarios, the United States might face the same kind of disaster. It’s unclear what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or Congress are prepared to do about it, but they do have …

Energy Secretary: Obama Still Wants New Nuclear Plants

Energy Secretary Steven Chu told Congress Wednesday that the Obama administration remains committed to building new nuclear power plants in the United States, despite the unfolding nuclear debacle unfolding in Japan.

Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton pressed Chu on the new plants during a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Committee. …

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