President Barack Obama is defending nuclear power as an important source of energy in the U.S., even as new questions are raised about its safety following radiation leaks from an earthquake and tsunami-damaged nuclear plant in Japan. In an interview with Pittsburgh television station KDKA, Oba
An initiative in Indiana to provide incentives for companies to invest in clean energy, including nuclear power, is stalling because of recent events in Japan. The incentives could have lead to the building of Indiana’s first nuclear power plant. But any such plans may have to wait.
Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is defending the use of nuclear power, despite the problems at nuclear plants in Japan."We are still challenged with the notion of nuclear waste: what we are going to do in terms of the safe deposit and safe storage of that waste.
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.