Nuclear power from Fukushima to the Midwest

May 7, 2012

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(AP/Robert Ray)
Steam escapes from Exelon Corp.'s nuclear plant in Byron, Ill in March. A nuclear reactor the plant shut down Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure.

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. Critics say we’re not safe enough.

Worldview is joined by Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear, a group that works for a world free of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. He specializes in waste management and transportation.

 

Kevin Kamps will be sharing his knowledge of nuclear energy issues at 5:30pm this evening at 4254 N. Hazel Street.

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