October 25, 2007 The nuclear power industry wants a $50 billion safety net for new plants, but the old question of dealing with nuclear waste remains a problem. Transporting and storing it is one challange. Another is how to create a warning sign people can understand in 10,000 years.
October 24, 2007 With the Senate considering financial backing for the construction of nuclear reactors, physics professor David Morgan explains exactly how nuclear energy works, how it differs from nuclear weapons, how it can go wrong and how it can help to address climate change.
October 23, 2007 A provision in the energy bill now before the U.S. Senate would help finance a boom in the construction of new nuclear reactors. In the first installment of a four-part series, Washington Post energy correspondent Steve Mufson explores the bill and the political battle over it.