An excerpt from Robert Macfarlane's new book Underland.
Why doesn’t the Environmental Protection Agency count incarcerated populations in its impact statements?
How could you possibly convince a community to accept nuclear waste in its back yard? Hints: Deal with them honestly, don’t cram it down their throats, and certainly don’t pay them.
By age 10, most people are exposed to enough radiation to be at risk, but the science is so complicated that exposure could even have benefits.
The 10-day long protest at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant 30 years ago this month may have been the most significant anti-nuclear power demonstration ever held in the U.S.
With nuclear power back under serious consideration as a U.S. power source, a blue ribbon panel's decisions on what to do with waste carry great import.
In the capricious world of nuclear waste, a scientist focuses on promising technologies for the capture and storage of the maddeningly elusive iodine-129.
America's still-undecided policy on nuclear waste means the spent rods just keep a-piling up.
The Department of Energy plans to take up to 3,500 people this year through the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel appeals to the modern urge to recycle, and some past concerns may be surmountable, but it remains an expensive and fraught process.
In the Salado salt formation a half-mile below the New Mexico desert, WIPP has room to store all the radioactive waste an expanded nuclear power program could produce. Emphasis on the word could.
Analysis: Openness, accountability and trust can lead to effective actions to reduce present and future risks.
Analysis: Waste disposal after decades of nuclear weapon production will require taking risks.
In Part One of a three-part series, the author of America's Nuclear Wasteland analyzes what it will take to clean up the mess left by the nuclear arms race.