Three Mile Island nuke disaster in ’79 was a day like no other. Until now.

It wasn’t Japan, it wasn’t Chernobyl. “The world has never known a day quite like today,” the somber network news anchor said. “It faced the considerable uncertainties and dangers of the worst nuclear power plant accident of the atomic age.” … Continue reading

U.S. nuke industry says taxpayers won’t pay for a meltdown here. Oh, really?

The U.S. nuclear industry says it would pick up the entire tab should a catastrophic wipeout of multiple reactors happen on American soil. Insurance and risk assessment experts say that’s not even close to the truth, and taxpayers would get … Continue reading

When Nuke Planning For The Worst Is Not Enough.

The four decomposing nuclear reactors rocked by the earthquake, tsunami and explosions in Japan are worrisome on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to start the list. Emergency plans for nuke plants seem fine until reality rears back … Continue reading

Meltdown fears continue but cyberspace and cable news often filled with bogus information.

Radiation is terrifying to most people. And the less you actually know about it, the more frightening it can be. Watching what looked like an endless Hollywood production of carnage in the coastal communities of northeastern Japan as they were … Continue reading

Tis the season to be a bit worried about TSA’s X-ray safety claims.

Let’s start with the bottom line. If the hundreds of full body X-ray scanners that TSA is using at airports across the country are operating safely, the travelers passing between the two walls of the devices are receiving the same … Continue reading