With Yucca Mountain dead, the push to reprocess U.S. nuclear waste has begun anew--a bad idea according to one of the country's foremost scientists.
The ability of countries to leave the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty without penalty must be rectified. The recent nuclear test by North Korea, a former treaty member, is a case in point.
For years Iraq's premier nuclear weapons complex was a source of worry for the world. A group of researchers explains exactly what dangerous materials remain there today.
In the midst of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, former NRC Commissioner Victor Gilinsky writes that it was not all deadly serious--at some points it was just absurd.
The NRC's chief historian recounts how popular accounts of the accident skewed essential facts and suggests that the industry still be on guard for complacency.
International security, not the promotion of nuclear technology, must be the number one priority when it comes to any expansion of nuclear energy around the globe.
For more than 30 years, Tehran has looked for ways to achieve a nuclear power capability--the same amount of time Washington has spent trying to deter it.
Campaign promises and hopes for a green energy future depend on fundamental reform at the Energy Department, long one of the government's most dysfunctional offices.
U.S. reliance on foreign, antiquated research reactors that supply the world's medical isotopes has created a global supply crisis, not to mention a safety threat.
Scientists and policy makers recommend 9 ways to encourage the safe and responsible development of new nuclear reactors in the United States and around the world.
Sharing control of the nuclear fuel cycle might help stop the spread of dangerous nuclear knowledge and lead to the ultimate goal of eliminating nuclear weapons.
Washington's "123 agreement" with Russia ignores Moscow's cooperation with Iran and opens the door to future reprocessing deals between the two countries.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is promising to sell his country's nuclear power technology to any country that wants it--but how plausible is his offer?
If the United States is serious about adding more nuclear power to its energy portfolio, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must improve the way it does its business.