Posts tagged with nuclear energy

Issue Brief: Regulating Japanese Nuclear Power in the Wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

The 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was preventable. The Great East Japan earthquake and the tsunami that followed it were unprecedented events in recent history, but they were not altogether unforeseeable. Stronger regulation across the nuclear power industry could have prevented many of the worst outcomes at Fukushima Daiichi and will […]

FAS Roundup: May 13, 2013

Issue brief on regulating nuclear power in Japan, NASA technical database back online, new executive order on government information and much more. Regulating Japanese Nuclear Power in the Wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident The 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was preventable. The Great East Japan earthquake and the tsunami that […]

Regulating Japanese Nuclear Power in the Wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

The 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was preventable. The Great East Japan earthquake and the tsunami that followed it were unprecedented events in recent history, but they were not altogether unforeseeable. Stronger regulation across the nuclear power industry could have prevented many of the worst outcomes at Fukushima Daiichi and will […]

FAS Roundup: April 1, 2013

Red line in Syria, new issue of the PIR and much more. The Thin Red Line in Syria In a new article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, FAS’ Senior Fellow on State and Non-State Threats, Mr. Charles Blair, examines how, in light of the growing number of alleged incidents involving chemical attacks, the […]

Issue Brief: Japan’s Role as Leader for Nuclear Nonproliferation

A country with few natural resources, first Japan began to develop nuclear power technologies in 1954. Nuclear energy assisted with Japanese economic development and reconstruction post World War II. However, with the fear of  lethal ash and radioactive fallout and the lingering effects from the 2011 accident at Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, there are many […]

FAS Roundup: September 17, 2012

Summer issue of the PIR, nuclear energy debate, legality of targeted killing of terrorists and much more. Up for Debate: Nuclear Energy in the United States The U.S. nuclear power industry currently generates about 20 percent of the nation’s electricity. While nuclear plants generate more than half the electricity in six states, the nuclear power […]