NRDC Expert Blog

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015

On October 13, 2015, NRDC will host the U.S. release of this year's edition of an important analysis on nuclear energy: The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015 (WNISR), co-authored by Mycle Schneider and Antony Froggatt.

NRDC Testifies in the House of Representatives on Nuclear Waste

Promptly at nine o'clock this morning, Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) hit the gavel to start a hearing in the House Energy and Commerce Committee titled "Update on the Status of Current W

Public Opinion on Spent Nuclear Fuel: Lessons from South Korea

A longstanding, unresolved problem for nuclear energy in the United States is how to manage spent nuclear fuel discharged from power reactors.

Feeling a Cold War Chill over Ukraine

Reflecting on the Ukraine crisis, in a July 20, 2014 CNN interview Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein agreed that U.S.-Russian relations are at Cold War levels.

Fukushima Radiation Risks from Eating Fish

Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant is releasing radioactively contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese government has placed restrictions on fishing in waters near the reactors.