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Topic - Fukushima Dai-Ichi Facility
The closing of Vermont's only nuclear power plant is the latest challenge to an industry struggling to retain its niche in America's long-term energy future.
U.N. inspectors faulted Japan on Wednesday for underestimating the threat of a devastating tsunami on its crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant but praised its overall response to the crisis as exemplary.
The ongoing crisis at Japan's damaged nuclear power plants raises the issue of whether our own radioactive materials are vulnerable to similar catastrophes. The states of South Carolina and Washington will argue today before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the Obama administration had no authority to order the closing of the Yucca Mountain disposal facility in Nevada. That project's purpose had been to move American plants away from the radioactive waste-storage model used in the land of the rising sun.