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Use of Wrong Kitty Litter Blamed for Accident at Nuclear Waste Dump
The use of the wrong type of kitty litter is being blamed for a nuclear accident last year at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. (March 27, 2015)

MIT Researchers Say Floating Nuclear Plants Could Ride Out Tsunamis
MIT researchers present a design for a floating nuclear plant which they say could ride out tsunamis. (April 18, 2014)

Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden Closes Due to Jellyfish Swarm
The Oskarshamn nuclear power station in Sweden had to shut down because of a jellyfish swarm. The jellyifsh clogged up the pipes that carry cooling water to the turbines. (October 2, 2013)

Deadly Radiation Levels Recorded Inside Reactor at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
The Independent reports that fresh data overturns claims that Japan's troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant is under control. (March 28, 2012)

Video: New Designs for Nuclear Reactors
Here is a video from the Wall Street Journal which shows some new designs for nuclear reactors. (March 10, 2012)

Doomsday Clock Moves 1 Minute Closer to Midnight
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) announced today that they are moving the Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight. (January 10, 2012)

Third Worker at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Dies
A third worker at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has died. (October 10, 2011)

Dr. Michio Kaku Reveals Severity of Japanese Nuclear Crisis, Says We Nearly Lost Northern Japan
CNN's Eliot Spitzer did a very interesting interview with physicist Michio Kaku, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York. (June 6, 2011)