State Senate introduces a nuclear bailout bill, similar to $500 million proposal from House last month
Like a House bill introduced last month, the new Senate proposal adds nuclear power to the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.
‘I am the witness’: Post-Fukushima, a Japanese man’s regrets mirror his country’s turn against nuclear power
Yuji Onuma was the pride of Futaba, Japan as a 12-year-old, when he won a town slogan contest by praising nuclear power. But eight years after the meltdown, Futaba is deserted and Onuma no longer believes in nuclear energy. ‘I’m glad that I realized my mistake before I died,’ he says.
Respondents generally support nuclear as part of the state’s energy mix. But when it comes to the government acting to help out the industry, they aren’t so sure.
In the absence of a long-term solution, the country’s nuclear power plants are left with one option: indefinite on-site storage.
After TMI accident in ’79, this Carnegie Mellon team pitched a novel idea for cleanup: Use robots. It was just the beginning.
“We had a dream and a few pieces of paper and convinced them that we could solve the problem,” one team member recalled.