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Nuclear Power: Decommissioning Risks

Publication | September 28, 2010 at 13:15

After a cooling-off period that could be as long as 50 or more years, nuclear reactors and uranium enrichment facilities must be decommissioned. All waste must be reprocessed or stored, structures decontaminated, and the land, air and water...

Forgetting Fukushima?

Feature story | March 24, 2011 at 12:00

Less than two weeks ago, the world's community was united in grief following the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the country's escalating nuclear crisis. But in the past seven days, a national and global tragedy...

Voices worldwide say no more nuclear power

Feature story | March 25, 2011 at 6:36

Reverberations from the Fukushima crisis are being felt around the world, as plans to build new nuclear power plants are being challenged. The safety of existing plants is being questioned. The cost of nuclear power is projected to rise,...

Stand with Japan - March 28th Vigils

Page | March 17, 2011 at 15:50

Update 4: Over 200 Vigils for Japan were held all across the country on March 28th. View the slideshow below to see pictures from these events.

Greenpeace Activists Deliver a Message in the Air— Shut Down Vermont Yankee

Feature story | November 12, 2010 at 14:00

Greenpeace flew its thermal airship with a banner reading “Shut Down Vermont Yankee” over the risky nuclear reactor in order to send a strong message to Entergy, the plant’s corporate owners.

The Construction Risks of Nuclear Power

Publication | September 27, 2010 at 12:49

Nuclear power plants have high capital costs and long construction times. Construction costs of nuclear plants completed during the 1980s and early 1990s in the United States and in most of Europe were much higher than predicted by the nuclear...

Nuclear Power - Reputational Risks

Publication | September 27, 2010 at 13:02

Nuclear power has always been a highly controversial issue.

Nuclear Power: Regulatory Risks

Publication | September 27, 2010 at 13:16

Public safety concerns around nuclear power necessitate high levels of regulation. From a risk perspective, this means that projects may be subject to delays and cost overruns as safety regulations are subject to changing and more stringent...

Nuclear Power: Operational Risks

Publication | September 27, 2010 at 13:20

Over the five-decade-long history of building nuclear power plants, industry watchers assert that ‘there has consistently been a wide gap between the performance of existing nuclear plants and the performance forecast for new nuclear plants.

Nuclear Power: Financing Risks

Publication | September 27, 2010 at 13:27

The size and complexity of new nuclear power plant projects, the longterm nature of the construction phase and the uncertainty associated with costs create a high degree of credit stress on utilities. Plant cancellations are not entirely uncommon...

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