| Mar 13, 2011
Earthquake, tsunami and not one but two explosions at the Fukushima Daiishi nuclear power plant.
The latest happened about 8pm PST, Sunday night.
Company officials say seven people are missing and three people were injured.
The good news is, so...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 12:03 PM
The fuel rods at a third nuclear reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been fully exposed to air for short periods of time and at least partially exposed for more than three hours, allowing them to heat up and sharply raising the risk of...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 8:20 PM
FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after an explosion there, and there was a risk of radiation leaking into the atmosphere.
| Mar 15, 2011
| 3:42 PM
The worst-case scenario is being redefined.
Engineers and emergency responders are attempting to avert massive radiation releases from reactors in Japan that were crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami. Already the threat of partial meltdowns of...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:58 AM
Scrambling to shrink their carbon footprints, federal agencies in Hampton Roads and beyond are eyeing a proven yet controversial source of energy: nuclear power.
But they’re not pursuing large-scale power plants that tend to evoke the accidents at...
| 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...
| 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...