Because of the growing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima power plant, we’ve spent the past week discussing nuclear energy around the globe. Today we conclude with a look at Africa. Many African nations have long struggled to find reliable energy sources.
This week on Worldview we’re taking a look at nuclear power around the world. Today's focus is on Brazil. Brazil’s nuclear energy program was in part inspired by American efforts to promote peaceful uses of nuclear science.
This week we’re taking a look at nuclear energy around the globe. Today we focus on China. According to the World Nuclear Association, mainland China has 13 nuclear power reactors in operation and at least 25 more are currently under construction. And that is just the beginning.
A leading nuclear expert says that the current crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant isn’t as rare as some might believe. “Our experience with nuclear power is that there is an accident every 10 to 20 years,” said Allison Macfarlane, Profess
As Japan struggles to come to grips with the scope and nature of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, its response will be shaped by more structural, fundamental aspects of its society and population. That's according to Steve Clemons, senior fellow and director of the American Strate
In the aftermath of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the incidences at the Daiichi plant in Fukushima Prefecture are being called the second worst nuclear disaster seen yet. That's according to Stephen I.
There are fears of a third potential explosion at a nuclear plant in northeast Japan following Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Officials say the fuel rods in one reactor were fully exposed after it lost its ability to cool down.