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    Powering America Vignette: What is Radiation?

    “What is radiation?” That simple, three-word question largely embodies the concerns that many Americans have about nuclear power. The answer can be just as complicated as one wants to make it. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, radiation is “energy radiated in the form of waves or particles.” Jim Hopson puts it … More

    Support for Nuclear Stronger Than Ever

    That’s according to a recent Gallup Poll: While most people have supported nuclear power in recent years – usually in the mid-50 percent range – the poll found 59 percent now favor its use. And the number of people who say they strongly favor nuclear – usually around 20 percent … More

    More Nuclear Expansion in the U.S.

    We’ve written in detail here how the nuclear industry in the United States is growing rapidly despite the fact that construction on a nuclear reactor hasn’t started in the states. Here’s another, quite different, example: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc. has signed an agreement with Covidien to develop … More