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World nuclear electricity generation down 5 percent since 2006

World nuclear electricity-generating capacity has been essentially flat since 2007 and is likely to fall as plants retire faster than new ones are built. In fact, the actual electricity generated at nuclear power plants fell 5 percent between 2006 and 2011. In 2011, following Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, 13 nuclear reactors in Japan, Germany, […] … learn more→

Lessons From Fukushima

Prior to March 11, 2011, Japan was held up as a paragon for preparedness. They had a national readiness plan, regular disaster drills and strong civic engagement. But in the face of an unprecedented 9.0 earthquake, massive tsunami, and a nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant, the country experienced a host of challenges—many that […] … learn more→