15 Mar '11, 9pm

Where does the nuclear industry go from here? - TODAYonline

The explosions at the first, second and third reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex following last Friday's earthquake and tsunami have again brought into focus the future of nuclear power, stoked anxiety among the industry and investors, and raised serious concerns among countries which are planning for nuclear power. Dangerous levels of radiation are reported to be leaking from the plant, and the panic has spread to Tokyo. It is unclear whether there is indeed a meltdown in process and, if so, what the potential impact would be on health, environment and future of the industry. Japan's nuclear power sector has held an impeccable safety record for several decades. In fact, advocates of nuclear power as clean energy have always cited Japan - which sits on the Pacific ring of fire and experiences tremors every year - as a role model for safety. Japan, on its...

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