How safe is nuclear power? - Los Angeles Times

Elmer E. Lewis, professor emeritus at Northwestern University and author of two textbooks on nuclear power, took questions about the effort to contain reactors damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Lewis' research has focused on the broad problems of dealing with the physics, safety and reliability of nuclear systems.

Source: https://www.latimes.com/la-chat-transcipt-nuclear-safety-201130316-story.html

Making nuclear energy safer and more affordable | MIT News

MIT graduate student Xingang Zhao imagines a future with safer, more affordable nuclear energy.

Source: http://news.mit.edu/2018/student-profile-xingang-zhao-0711

BBC - Future - How should we manage nuclear energy?

The promise of the 1950s - that nuclear energy would supply practically all of our energy - has faded. What's the future of this expensive, powerful, complicated energy source?

Source: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170622-how-will-we-manage-nuclear-energy-in-the-21st-century

Why We Still Need Nuclear Power

The world cannot let the March disaster at Japan’s Fukushima power plant scare it into forgoing the benefits of nuclear energy -- a cheap, reliable, and safe source of electricity. Still, writes a former U.S. undersecretary of energy, the United States does need to update its safety standards and reform its handling of nuclear waste.

Source: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2011-10-17/why-we-still-need-nuclear-power

Nuclear power is set to get a lot safer (and cheaper) – here's why

The next generation of reactors provide in-built safety systems and a way to reuse old fuel.

Source: http://theconversation.com/nuclear-power-is-set-to-get-a-lot-safer-and-cheaper-heres-why-62207

Fail-Safe Nuclear Power - MIT Technology Review

Cheaper and cleaner nuclear plants could finally become reality—but not in the United States, where the technology was invented more than 50 years ago.

Source: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602051/fail-safe-nuclear-power/

Reconsidering the Risks of Nuclear Power - Science in the News

Given that, in 2015, we released 2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from electricity generation alone, and fossil fuels accounted for over 99% of these emissions, a great place to start would be to begin replacing fossil fuel power plants with alternative energy sources.

Source: http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2016/reconsidering-risks-nuclear-power/

Nuclear power is safest way to make electricity, according to study - The Washington Post

How dangerous is nuclear power compared with other forms of energy?

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/nuclear-power-is-safest-way-to-make-electricity-according-to-2007-study/2011/03/22/AFQUbyQC_story.html

How Safe Are U.S. Nuclear Reactors? Lessons from Fukushima - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-safe-are-old-nuclear-reactors-lessons-from-fukushima/

Nuclear Power Is Too Safe to Save the World From Climate Change | WIRED

In a few months, the first nuclear plant in 20 years is set to open in the US. But safety had nothing to do with the delay.

Source: https://www.wired.com/2016/04/nuclear-power-safe-save-world-climate-change/