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Nuclear industry exploring accident-resistant fuel

In this photo taken Monday, June 2, 2014, Kurt Sickafus, left, a professor at the University of Tennessee, works with doctoral student Devin Roberts on the Scanning Electron Microscope in Knoxville, Tenn., and is among several researchers involved in efforts to make accident-resistant fuel for the nuclear industry. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

The explosions that damaged a crippled Japanese nuclear plant during a disaster that forced mass evacuations in 2011 show what can happen when nuclear fuel overheats.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fireproofing inadequate at Japan nuclear reactors—report

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Japanese regulators have found inadequate fireproofing at more than one fifth of the nuclear reactors that went offline after the 2011 Fukushima crisis, a major daily said Tuesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Another Japan reactor shuts down; only one left

Another Japanese nuclear reactor was taken off line for maintenance on Monday, leaving the country with only one of its 54 reactors operational following last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan OKs aid for tsunami-hit nuke plant operator

Japan’s government Friday allocated $11.5 billion of public money to help a utility decontaminate its tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant and dismantle the reactors.

Posted: November 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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