Japan turned off the last of its 50 nuclear reactors over the weekend. The industry and many government officials want to rebuild confidence after the Fukishima disaster. The U.S. took a hard look at its own safety issues after Fukishima.
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.
Worries about nuclear power are rippling across the world as Japan struggles to stave off a potential nuclear meltdown. Earlier in the week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the temporary closure of some of the country’s nuclear plants.