Kolbert, Elizabeth
March 2011
New Yorker;3/28/2011, Vol. 87 Issue 6, p47
The article discusses nuclear power in the U.S. and the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, which has raised concern about the safety of nuclear energy. The cooling systems that were built at the Fukushima Daiichi plant and the efforts made to protect it in the event of an earthquake are described. The arguments made by proponents and opponents of nuclear power are considered. Other topics include the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania.


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