January 17, 2012
FRONTLINE travels to three continents to explore the debate about nuclear power: Is it safe? What are the alternatives? And could a Fukushima-style disaster happen in the U.S.?
- January 17, 2012, 11:37 pmMap: U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
- January 17, 2012, 9:29 pmDid Fukushima Quash the Global “Nuclear Renaissance”?
- January 17, 2012, 11:56 amHow Much Electricity Does My State Generate From Nuclear?
January 18, 2012, 12:30 am ET · by Nathan TobeyJoin a live chat about “Nuclear Aftershocks” with correspondent Miles O’Brien, producer Jon Palfreman and guest questioner Spencer Reiss from Wired. You can leave a question now.
January 17, 2012, 9:19 pm ETIn the wake of the disasater at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Gregory Jaczko says the U.S. has “to go forward always with that expectation that an accident can happen, and we have to do the right things to prevent it.”
January 17, 2012, 9:18 pm ET“The biggest concern I’ve had with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission over the years I’ve been monitoring them is lack of consistency,” says David Lochbaum, a nuclear expert with the Union of Concerned Scientists. “They’re a little bit slow at solving known safety problems.”
January 17, 2012, 9:17 pm ETDespite a contentious relicensing battle, Indian Point Vice President of Operations Joe Pollock insists that the plant is safe — and that it’s a boon for the environment and the local community.