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Eugene Hutz

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In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine suffered a catastrophic explosion. Eugene Hutz, founder of the New York rock band Gogol Bordello, was a boy living less than 100 miles away. His flight with his family led him to creative inspiration. Produced by Jill DuBoff.

The Good Nuclear

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A Missile Base Called Home

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Catholic priests lead a protest march at an anti-nuclear demonstration outside of Seoul in April 2017.

South Korean Catholics take the lead in protesting against nuclear power

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A worker works at the Fuel Manufacturing plant at the Isfahan Uranium Conversion Facility 440 km (273 miles) south of Tehran April 9, 2009.

Iran starts to dismantle its nuclear infrastructure as part of agreement with West

A global map combining geoneutrinos from natural uranium and thorium decay in the earth’s crust and mantle, and neutrinos emitted by power reactors worldwide. From Usman, S.M. et al. AGM2015: Antineutrino Global Map 2015. Sci. Rep. 5, 13945; doi: 10.1038/

A new map may help scientists figure out how Earth’s inner core formed


Physicists have come up with a new method for probing the deepest parts of the earth, as well as keeping an eye on global nuclear projects.

Employees of nuclear power plant prepare for re-opening

Update: Japan’s nuclear plants re-open despite protests, four years after Fukushima


Japan’s nuclear reactors have been shut down since 2013. Critics say they should stay that way. But they’re starting to come back to life.

President Barack Obama and India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, talk as they have coffee and tea together in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi on January 25, 2015. Obama is visiting India for three days to attend Republic Day celebrations and

Obama enjoys a Modi bromance during his India trip

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President Obama visited with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known as “India’s Obama.” The visit started with a precedent-breaking bear hug on the tarmac and has blossomed into a breakthrough on a nuclear deal between the two countries.

These residents have been given temporary jobs maintaining public places.

Not everyone wants the clean-up in Fukushima to be over


It’s been three and a half years since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, and clean-up is still going. The area is still too dangerous for residents to return, but an army of decontamination employees has created its own small economy in the area, keeping a small number of businesses alive.

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A former EPA director is pushing for wider use of nuclear power in the US


Climate change has become such a grave and existential threat that both scientists and concerned citizens say carbon emission reduction must be steep and immediate. This has led many people to call for more nuclear power as part of the solution.