China has made a major energy breakthrough, completing the second of three stages in its nuclear power development. According to the China Institute of Atomic Energy, the country has finished building its first experimental fast neutron reactor, which is expected to allow China to use its nuclear energy 60 times more efficiently.
AP (Apr. 17, 2014) After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the industry fell under intense scrutiny. Now, small underground nuclear power plants are being considered as the possible future of the nuclear energy. (April ... watch video
Reuters (Feb. 18, 2013) China's switched on its first new nuclear power plant since the Fukushima disaster, and is on track to displace the US as the world's top nuclear energy producer by 2030. Up next: ... watch video
National Geographic (Mar. 18, 2012) China’s Yangtze River is home to some of the world’s most spectacular whitewater, but plans to dam the river for hydropower threatens to alter the river’s natural landscape. ... watch video
France 24 (Dec. 21, 2012) The construction of a nuclear power plant in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is at the center of a storm. For over a year, the project's been dogged by large scale protests from locals and ... watch video
AP (Feb. 28, 2014) Initial tests from New Mexico show 13 workers at a nuclear waste facility were exposed to radiation at a leak. The 13 work at a facility that houses waste from nuclear bomb building. (Feb. 28)
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AFP (Mar. 14, 2015) Thousands of people took to the streets in Taiwan on Saturday to call for the island to scrap its use of nuclear energy and to voice opposition to controversial plans to ship nuclear waste abroad, ... watch video
Newsy (Apr. 14, 2015) A court in Japan has granted an injunction against restarting two nuclear reactors as Japan's nuclear restart struggles four years after Fukushima.
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