World Feb 12

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Google Earth Keeps Watch on World’s Nuclear Sites

North Korea tested its third nuclear device Tuesday at its Punggye-Ri site, the same location of its first two tests in 2006 and 2009. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded an artificial, or manmade, 5.1 magnitude earthquake. The Institute…

World Mar 18

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Rating Nuclear Accidents and Incidents: Which Were the Worst?

With three reactors having at least partial meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, the country raised the alert level from four to five on a seven-point international scale for atomic incidents Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency…

World Apr 13

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Leaders Sign Nuclear Security Pact

Leaders of 47 countries attending the nuclear security summit in Washington, D.C., agreed Tuesday that responsibility for keeping nuclear materials from getting into the hands of terrorist groups lies with all nations.

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