What If You Were Inside a Nuclear Reactor During A Meltdown?

Nuclear power plants are one of the biggest producers of energy in the world, currently providing about 11% of the world’s total electricity production. Nuclear reactors work by using the energy released from the splitting of atoms to produce steam, which in turn powers a turbine that generates electricity. Nuclear power is statistically very safe, […]

Fallout from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – Richard Broinowski

I want to talk to you tonight about Fukushima, what happened there. There’s been so much distortion and disinformation that I’d like to set the record straight and I want to begin by talking about the Fukushima Daiichi reactor. Daiichi means “number one”. It’s a complex, it’s not a reactor itself. In Fukushima Daiichi, which […]

What Caused the Catastrophic Nuclear Accident in Chernobyl?

Chernobyl is a city in the Ukraine located about 56 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Kiev. Prior to the disaster and a subsequent evacuation, it was home to around 14,000 people. At that time, it was still part of the Soviet Union. The city was the location of the first ever nuclear power […]

Japan Plays Down Fukushima as Questions About Nuclear Energy Remain

PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. One year ago, the Fukushima nuclear reactor melted down after an earthquake and a tsunami. Now, one year later, many people are saying this was a disaster that could have been avoided–lack of government regulation, lack of proper preparation by the company that operated […]

Nuclear power plant working model for science expo

Nuclear power plant The lights in streetlights are glowing The turbine is rotating Steam is produced by cooker it is real there is no battery used thank you

The Promise of Nuclear Energy

Narrator: Author Richard Rhodes explains the ramifications of harnessing the energy of the atom. Richard Rhodes: The discovery of how to release the energy locked up in the nuclei of atoms was a discovery as momentous as the discovery of fire. That’s a big statement, but I think it’s valid. Nuclear energy was the first […]

Motherboard TV: The Thorium Dream (Documentary)

let’s travel into the future what will we see I could sit there all day you could sit there for a month and postulate it at what the effects of the world switching over to thorium energy would have been its almost unfathomable I think it’s always been the right time for thorium I think […]

Loading the Reactor

Bob Egge: So we got an empty reactor, we got 2,004 process tubes, we got all the water we need. We got everything set up on the front end. We have got the verticals, the horizontals, we got the tubes, we got the backside. So we need to be able to charge this. Inside the […]

Nuclear Power Baby No Bloody Way (原子力反対音頭)

No Way! No Way! Nuclear energy, it’s time to say ‘bye No Way! No Way! Let’s get nuclear power out of the way No Way! No Way! No Way! No Way! No Way! No Way! Shutdown! Shutdown! No Way! No Way! Shutdown! Shutdown! No Way! No Way! Shutdown! Shutdown! No Way! No Way! Decommission! Decommission! […]

Nuclear Fusion Reactor ITER: MEGAPROJECTS (Part 7)

No list of megaprojects would be complete without including the largest-ever science project. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (or, ITER) is a collaboration between China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States that is under construction in Southern France where researchers will attempt to see if they can, essentially, recreate […]