Deep underground on a lush green island, Finland is preparing to bury its highly-radioactive nuclear waste for 100,000 years—sealing it up and maybe even throwing away the key.
Rooftop solar panels and churning wind turbines are hastening the demise of U.S. nuclear power plants and the safety fears and high operating costs they bring.
California's last nuclear power plant, perched on a seaside bluff midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is set to close by 2025 under an agreement announced Tuesday.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $82 million for nuclear energy projects in 28 states as part of the government's plan to reduce carbon emissions.
The Dutch safety board announced on Wednesday it is launching an investigation into how the Netherlands works with its neighbours to prevent and handle any cross-border nuclear power accidents.
California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing.