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Waste Lands America's forgotten nuclear legacy: During the build-up to the Cold War, the U.S. government called upon hundreds of factories and research centers to help develop nuclear weapons and other forms of atomic energy. At many sites, this work left behind residual radioactive contamination requiring government cleanups, but the government's own records about many of the sites unclear. The Journal compiled a database to trace this historic atomic development effort and its…

Waste Lands America's forgotten nuclear legacy: During the build-up to the Cold War, the U.S. government called upon hundreds of factories and research centers to help develop nuclear weapons and other forms of atomic energy. At many sites, this work left behind residual radioactive contamination requiring government cleanups, but the government's own records about many of the sites unclear. The Journal compiled a database to trace this historic atomic development effort and its…

When Sub Goes Silent, Who Has Control of Its Nuclear Warheads? China’s growing fleet of nuclear-missile submarines poses a delicate question: Can a highly centralized communist system entrust a submarine commander to carry nuclear weapons far from China’s shores? A Cold War episode illustrates the risks - a diesel-powered Soviet sub, the B-59, in the Sargasso Sea.

When Sub Goes Silent, Who Has Control of Its Nuclear Warheads? China’s growing fleet of nuclear-missile submarines poses a delicate question: Can a highly centralized communist system entrust a submarine commander to carry nuclear weapons far from China’s shores? A Cold War episode illustrates the risks - a diesel-powered Soviet sub, the B-59, in the Sargasso Sea.

Japan's government committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster: With the pull of a lever, control rods were lifted Tuesday from the reactor core at a plant in southern Japan, ending a ban on nuclear power following meltdowns at Fukushima in the northeast that forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes, most of them for good. Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan was in office at the time of the 2011 Fukushima accident, which was triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami…

Japan's government committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster: With the pull of a lever, control rods were lifted Tuesday from the reactor core at a plant in southern Japan, ending a ban on nuclear power following meltdowns at Fukushima in the northeast that forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes, most of them for good. Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan was in office at the time of the 2011 Fukushima accident, which was triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami…

Labor shortage sucks underage workers into Fukushima nuclear cleanup

Labor shortage sucks underage workers into Fukushima nuclear cleanup

Over 5,000 rally in Tokyo against nuclear reactor restarts: Nobel laureate and author Kenzaburo Oe (front row, second from right), journalist Toyohiro Akiyama (right) and other protesters take part in an anti-nuclear rally Saturday in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.

Over 5,000 rally in Tokyo against nuclear reactor restarts: Nobel laureate and author Kenzaburo Oe (front row, second from right), journalist Toyohiro Akiyama (right) and other protesters take part in an anti-nuclear rally Saturday in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo.

U.S. Atomic bomb drills in Los Angeles during the Cold War, 1951. (LA Daily)

U.S. Atomic bomb drills in Los Angeles during the Cold War, 1951. (LA Daily)

Cash-strapped Japan Atomic Power Co. still donated 1.54 billion yen ($13.7 million) to a city government and asked that the funds be kept secret. The money used for the donations came from fees paid by other power companies, who are under contract to buy electricity from Japan Atomic Power which has not produced any electricity from its 3 nuclear reactors since 2011. Why is it still receiving money from the industry for nonexistent electricity??

Cash-strapped Japan Atomic Power Co. still donated 1.54 billion yen ($13.7 million) to a city government and asked that the funds be kept secret. The money used for the donations came from fees paid by other power companies, who are under contract to buy electricity from Japan Atomic Power which has not produced any electricity from its 3 nuclear reactors since 2011. Why is it still receiving money from the industry for nonexistent electricity??

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