Military Helicopters Finally Dump Seawater on Over-Heating Fukushima…

After yesterday's failed attempts to pour seawater on the boiling reactors, due to the increasing levels of radiation, two lead-lined military chinook helicopters were able to make four drops each of 7.5 tons of seawater onto the No.3 reactor. Only one actually hit the target, reportedly. » 3/17/11 5:40am 3/17/11 5:40am

How Nuclear Power Plants Save Themselves from Earthquake-Related…

After today's earthquake in Japan, there was concern over the country's nuclear power plants: though 13 of the affected plants automatically shut down, two caused a scare. This raises the question: how does a nuclear plant stay safe during an earthquake, and why were there problems in Japan? » 3/11/11 8:20pm 3/11/11 8:20pm

Russia Is Building Floating Nuclear Reactors Near the North Pole

Great. The guys who built Chernobyl, dropped 456 atomic bombs near an area with one million people, and built atomic lighthouses only to abandon them engulfed in radioactive fog, are now building floating nuclear reactors on the Artic Sea. » 9/23/10 8:20pm 9/23/10 8:20pm

Samurai Sword Maker Holds The Key To Nuclear Reactors

In testament to old world craftsmanship, Japan Steel Works is both a samurai sword maker and the only company in the world that's good enough with steel to produce the central part of a nuclear reactor's containment vessel in one piece, an engineering necessity in order to reduce the risk of radioactive leaks. The… » 3/14/08 9:59am 3/14/08 9:59am