| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:10 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Weeks after a rare earthquake forced the shutdown of North Anna nuclear power plant, state regulators approved a permit enabling a proposed third reactor to inch forward.
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday voted...
| 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 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 11, 2012
It's radioactive, its plants can be expensive to build and it scares the bejeebers out of many, but to some, nuclear energy is the future.
That may well be true, but for now, the race to that future has slowed to a cautious crawl as regulators have...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:34 AM
TOKYO, Japan -- Japan gathered Sunday amid tears, prayers and a moment of silence to mark one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands, and triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century.
Throngs nationwide observed a moment...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:36 AM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- Researchers say seaweed harvested from Orange County beaches tested positive for small amounts of radiation from last year's nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:56 PM
I would make a bad Amish person because I like electricity. So does Vic.
We like it so much that we want to make sure that we keep receiving it, but we wonder where electrical power is going to come from in the future.
As the population grows and we...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Ken Jones stood before a pair of television cameras discussing an accident at Surry nuclear power plant.
Harmful radiation had been released, he said, but southerly winds prevented its spread into Newport News — there was no need to evacuate the...