Danger zones

Feb 26, 2012

Danger zones

by Edan Corkill

Teruo Saito has lived most of his 79 years within a couple of hundred meters of the Pacific, in an area that has been overwhelmed by massive tsunamis twice in the last 600 years. Until last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake, the retired company ...

Fukushima casts a shadow over India's industrial boom

Jan 29, 2012

Fukushima casts a shadow over India's industrial boom

by Jeff Kingston

The ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima has quashed once ambitious plans for the construction of new reactors in Japan. The government does, however, remain committed to promoting exports of nuclear reactors and technology as it sees huge potential in overseas markets. Nuclear energy will ...

Three Mile Island's lessons for Japan

| Aug 21, 2011

Three Mile Island's lessons for Japan

by Winifred Bird

In the early hours of March 28, 1979, human errors and mechanical failures combined to cause a cooling system to stop working at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. One of the station’s two nuclear cores overheated, thrusting the plant ...