Dozens of new plants could soon go up as the country deals with the twin challenges of producing more power and cutting greenhouse gases. But questions linger over their cost, safety, and what to do with the waste.
The industry is poised to get billions in federal help, but some say that's a bad idea. more
Spent fuel rods are piling up at temporary sites while the government debates where to store the waste long term. more
The nuclear industry could be on the verge of a major expansion just as the government cancels a plan to store the waste. Where's it going to go? more
South Texas could see the first new nuclear power plant built in the country in 30 years. Most locals love it, but nationwide some are questioning the so-called nuclear renaissance. more
David Crane explains how his company is working to build the first new nuclear power plants in the US in 30 years. more
Bay City, Texas, residents speak about the opportunities and potential hazards of having a nuclear plant in their town. more
Most residents like Sally Delk love the clean power and high paying jobs of nuclear power. But some fear the potential dangers are being ignored. more