Nuclear Power’s Promise and Peril

A very good video report by The New York Times on nuclear power. It points to the Three Mile Island incident that occurred during 1979, and also shows how the entire incident lead to unwarranted hysteria about nuclear energy. It was human ingenuity and technology that helped prevent Three Mile Island from becoming a disaster…

Environmentalists Panicked Over Sea Faring Russian Nuclear Reactor

A Russian sea-bound nuclear power plant that was launched from St. Petersburg has panicked environmentalists. The UK Telegraph reveals that the Akademik Lomonosov is part of a campaign to provide energy for remote sea-side Russian settlements such as the country’s Pacific peninsular Kamachatka. Despite Russia’s long, safe use of nuclear powered sea vessels, (not surprisingly)…

Environmentalists are why San Onofre nuclear plant closed

Aside from Vermont’s nuclear plant shutting down, the San Onofre nuclear plant near Los Angeles, California shut down last year resulting from environmentalist opposition. The plant had experienced problems with its steam generators and piping when they went through upgrades. The issues were easily fixable but Southern California Edison opted to close it since doing…