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Three ways to make nuclear power compete on the free market

This post is coauthored by Cutler Cleveland, Bruce Cooperstein, and Ida Kubiskewski. It’s a condensed version of an article in the April issue of the Solutions journal, based at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. As the Japanese nuclear disaster shows, the cleanup costs after a nuclear meltdown are borne in large […]

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The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant still working on a plan to end the country’s nuclear crisis

The operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant said Wednesday it was still working on a detailed plan to end the country’s nuclear crisis a month after it began, as tests showed radiation levels in the sea near the complex had spiked. Engineers moved a step closer to emptying highly radioactive water from one of the […]

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Radioactive Water Leaks Into Sea From Crippled Nuclear Plant (Japan)

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Highly radioactive water spilled into the ocean off a tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant Saturday, as Japan’s prime minister surveyed the damage in a town gutted by the wave. The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex has been spewing radioactivity since March 11, when a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and ensuing wave knocked out power, disabling cooling […]

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