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NRDC Welcomes Southern California Edison's Decision to Retire the San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Today the California utility company Southern California Edison (SCE) made the decision to permanently retire the two nuclear reactors at its San Onofre Generating Station, or SONGS, located on the Pacific coast mid-way between Los

Reading the Tea Leaves on China's Nuclear Viewpoint

On September 11, 2012, the homepage of the English version of China's People’s Daily Online featured a link to an article titled “China must enhance strategic nuclear forces."

Mapping Fallout from Severe Nuclear Power Plant Accidents in the United States

The nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Dai’ichi nuclear plant in Japan, which began nearly one year ago, on March 11, 2011, has had a major impact on how Americans view the risks of nuclear power.

"Static, Not Stable" - What Could Happen in the Second Month of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident in Japan?

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko used these words – “static, not stable”– to describe the current situation at Fukushima Daiichi in a Senate hearing this past Tuesday.

The NRDC Nuclear Program's Notes on the Accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Over the last twenty days, the status of the nuclear accident on Japan’s Pacific Coast has changed dramatically.  During the first week – in the direct aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami – explosions and fires damaged four of the six reactor units at the nuclear plant, more than one qua

Sixty Thousand Tons of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Stored at U.S. Reactors for 60 Years?

Why NRDC has Challenged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Waste Confidence Rule