Westinghouse bankruptcy raises questions about nuclear power's place

Mar 29, 2017
Westinghouse is one of the biggest names in nuclear energy around the world, and has been working on four new U.S. nuclear plants for years. Those South Carolina and Georgia-based projects have already run some $8 billion over budget. Now, Westinghouse has declared bankruptcy. This raises big questions about whether there’s a place for more […]

Nuclear energy firm Westinghouse files for bankruptcy

Mar 29, 2017
Westinghouse Electric Company, the nuclear energy firm based in Pittsburgh, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday. Westinghouse is owned by the Japanese company Toshiba and has been running several years late and billions of dollars over budget in its construction on several nuclear reactors in the southern United States.  Click the above audio player to […]

Toshiba is in survival mode after failed bet on nuclear energy

Feb 14, 2017
Toshiba, a fixture of Japan Inc. for more than a century, is in big trouble — to the tune of $6.3 billion. The company announced that whopping loss after the market closed in Tokyo today, and that may not be the worst yet. Some news reports say Toshiba might not survive in its current form. It is, […]

Toshiba is in survival mode after failed bet on nuclear energy

Feb 14, 2017
Toshiba, a fixture of Japan Inc. for more than a century, is in big trouble — to the tune of $6.3 billion. The company announced that whopping loss after the market closed in Tokyo today, and that may not be the worst yet. Some news reports say Toshiba might not survive in its current form. […]

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A machine to save the world

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May 4, 2016
They said it couldn't be done: Nuclear fusion. We visit scientists building a clean power plant that's hotter than the sun — but can they ever deliver? Then: the strange world of cold fusion, the people who hate it and the billionaires betting on it.
This photo taken 28 July 2004 in Cadarache shows a technician checking a plasma heating system inside a chamber of the Tore Supra nuclear reactor.
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