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  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why aren't drones helping the search?

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why aren't drones helping the search?
    A fleet of navy ships and advanced search aircraft from 26 nations have been scouring vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, looking for seat cushions, door panels or aluminum that might help solve the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But noticeably...
  • Radiation leak forces closure at New Mexico waste burial site

    Radiation leak forces closure at New Mexico waste burial site
    The Energy Department suspended normal operations for a fourth day at its New Mexico burial site for defense nuclear waste after a radiation leak inside salt tunnels where the material is buried. Officials at the site, known as the Waste Isolation Pilot...
  • Energy Department probes radioactive leak at New Mexico nuclear dump

    The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday it had opened an investigation into a leak of radioactive materials at a nuclear burial site near Carlsbad, N.M. The department shut down normal operations last week at its Waste Isolation Pilot Plant after...
  • The horses of Fukushima were ordered slaughtered after the nuclear disaster, but one rancher resists

    The horses of Fukushima were ordered slaughtered after the nuclear disaster, but one rancher resists
    The 2011 Fukushima disaster spelled doom for the region's horses, ordered to slaughter after they were exposed to radiation. But in a new documentary, one stubborn rancher resists... Horses are part of a thousand-year tradition at Fukushima, the...
  • Government faces setbacks on 2 fronts in handling radioactive waste

    The Energy Department, dealing with twin setbacks in its long effort to deal with Cold War-era radioactive waste, said Tuesday it was stopping construction of a massive plant in South Carolina to handle surplus plutonium and proceeding with an...
  • Let's get flashy with film fest names

    Let's get flashy with film fest names
    A few days ago I mentioned the Peace on Earth Film Festival to someone whose eyes glazed over so fast I might as well have said I was planning to stare at the wall for the next hour. Who doesn't like peace? Honestly, now. And yet there's something...
  • Three years later, the lessons of Fukushima are uglier than ever

    Three years later, the lessons of Fukushima are uglier than ever
    Three years ago--2:49 p.m. March 11, 2011, Tokyo time, or late on the night of March 10 in continental U.S. time zones--what may be history's worst, most enduring nuclear power plant disaster began in Japan. It's a baleful anniversary that bears object...
  • Fed report slams safety lapses at New Mexico nuclear facility

    Workers at a New Mexico nuclear waste storage facility that suffered an underground fire and radiation leak last month lack adequate safety training, oversight or a proper response plan for emergencies, a federal investigation has found. In a report...
  • 'Age of Radiance' adds depth and drama to the nuclear age

    'Age of Radiance' adds depth and drama to the nuclear age
    Early in his new history of humanity's embrace of nuclear energy and radiation, Craig Nelson writes about the impoverished 19-year-old Manya Sklowdowska and her lover, Casimir Zorawski, the eldest child in a wealthy Polish farming family for whom she...
  • Hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight intensifies

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –- The hunt for debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 intensified Saturday as Australian officials deployed additional aircraft and spotters to comb a wider expanse of waters in a remote and treacherous part of the south...
  • Lost souls wander Chris Abani's 'Secret History of Las Vegas'

    Lost souls wander Chris Abani's 'Secret History of Las Vegas'
    As a Nigerian who has lived long stretches in the U.K., Los Angeles and Chicago and whose novel "Graceland" in part concerned itself with the allure and dangers of identity shape-shifting, Chris Abani understands what cultural displacement can do to a...
  • Edison's San Onofre PR: Readers aren't buying it

    Southern California Edison wants you to feel (and help pay for) its pain in shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Judging by the letters we've received so far in reaction to Edison's full-page ad in Monday's Times saying as much,...