Germany recently announced plans to completely phase out nuclear energy from the country. We look at the anti-nuclear movement’s long history in Germany, and the citizens who played a critical role in the decision to say no to nuclear power.
Despite Japan’s Fukushima disaster, now is not the time for America to give up on nuclear energy, says MIT Professor Richard K. Lester.
Do you think nuclear power in the United States should be increased, reduced, or kept at its current level?
As the U.S. continues to try to resolve the decades old issue of what to do with nuclear waste, Need to Know visits a possible solution a half mile below the desert in New Mexico. Alison Stewart goes underground for a tour.
The Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is situated near two fault lines, and at least one critic is questioning whether the utility that owns the plant is doing all it needs to to ensure that it can safely withstand the kind of earthquake some seismologists believe is possible.
With Republicans back in power, nuclear power is likely to take a central role in the nation’s energy policy. But where do you store the waste? Need to Know examines some of the challenges.
This week on Need to Know: Rape as a weapon of war in Congo. An experimental program to fight childhood obesity. And exploring what to do about nuclear waste.