| Mar 28, 2011
| 6:23 AM
More than two dozen demonstrators held a candlelight vigil in front of Three Mile Island's main gate early Monday morning, marking 32 years since a partial meltdown in one of the power plant's two reactors.
The anti-nuclear demonstrators started the...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Hoshi Jyunichu lives in a nuclear ghost town.
On a recent afternoon, he calmly swept the entrance to his downtown coffeehouse, even though only one solitary soul had crossed the threshold the entire day. His customers, his neighbors, even his family,...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
| Apr 12, 2011
Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
| Apr 26, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1785: American naturalist, hunter and artist John James Audubon was born in present-day Haiti.
1865: John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, was surrounded by federal troops near Bowling Green, Va., and killed.
| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Radioactive tritium used in everything from wristwatches to hydrogen bombs has leaked into groundwater at Virginia’s two commercial nuclear power plants during the past four years.
While not known to have reached public water supplies, the leaks...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:26 AM
TOKYO -- Japan announced Tuesday that all beef detected with radiation higher than government safety standards will be destroyed as the probe into beef contaminated from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant expands.
This week governments in three...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 1:35 PM
TOKYO, Japan -- The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has detected record radiation levels at the facility.
Lethal levels of radiation were measured Monday at the bottom of a ventilation tower on the grounds between...
| Mar 13, 2011
An explosion overnight destroyed the building housing one of the nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 facility about 160 miles north of Tokyo, where authorities have been struggling to bring the reactor under control following...
| Mar 12, 2011
A theoretical physicist today calls the Japan reactor explosion a "Chernobyl in the making."
Speaking to ABC News, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku said, "This could be a Chernobyl in the making. We are now going into uncharted territory, we are...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:56 PM
The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
| Mar 14, 2011
The nuclear crisis in Japan, even if authorities are able to bring damaged reactors under control, has cast doubts on the future of nuclear power as a clean-energy solution in the United States and around the globe.
Before the recent events in Japan, the...