For the second time in three harrowing days, a hydrogen explosion at one of Japan’s crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant blew the roof off a containment building this time on Monday morning at reactor unit No.
Even for a country known for completing massive infrastructure projects with frightening speed, China’s nuclear-power-plant building spree boggles the mind. China has 13 reactors in operation now and is currently building another 27 nearly half of the total under construction worldwide
Correction Appended: Friday, March 18, 2011It may soon become much harder to get your hands on the wheel of a Prius. The earthquake and tsunami that have caused over 10,000 deaths, swept away whole towns and plunged Japan into a nuclear crisis will have an impact, albeit a much less dire one, on U.S.
Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad struck a rare conciliatory note Thursday, saying that the Islamic republic was ready for nuclear cooperation with Western powers. “We welcome the exchange of fuel, technical cooperation and construction of power plants and reactors and we are prepared to cooperate (in those areas),” he said.
Iranian officials are expected to huddle again with their Western counterparts Wednesday to hammer out a deal about the future of Tehran’s nuclear program. A day earlier, talks between the two sides ended on an optimistic note, with the director-general of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency calling them constructive