nuclear facilities

  • The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, where the U.S. suffered its most serious nuclear accident in 1979, is seen across the Susquehanna River in Middletown, Pennsylvania in this night view taken March 15, 2011. U.S. regulators should press ahead with approving construction licenses for new nuclear power plants despite Japan's nuclear crisis, President Barack Obama's top energy official Energy Secretary Steven Chu said on Tuesday.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) - RTR2JXZE
    December 11, 2015  

    More than 33,000 men and women who worked at nuclear facilities have died from related illnesses, and more than 100,000 Americans were diagnosed with cancer and other diseases after helping build the country’s nuclear stockpile. That toll had never fully been revealed until a year-long investigation by McClatchy News. Jeffrey Brown speaks to McClatchy’s Lindsay Wise. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2012  

    The International Atomic Energy Agency is due to report that Iran has hundreds of underground centrifuges enriching uranium, the key fuel in nuclear reactors. Though Iran maintains its nuclear program is only for peaceful energy production, the international community is skeptical. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading