Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nuclear Power and Public Safety

We at the Ethics Center have been watching with the rest of world as events have unfolded at the Fukunshima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan, and looking at what lessons can be learned for how we can best manage the dangers associated with nuclear power in the future.

In the interim, here are some links to news articles and other commentary on events in Japan, as well as questions and concerns being raised about public safety and nuclear power in the U.S. and elsewhere.

For a summary of events and coverage from the New York Times, see Nuclear Energy - Crisis in Japan

Latest coverage from the BBC of latest concerns that radioactive water may be leaking from the Fukunshima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, as well as links to related coverage of story.

Understanding Japans Nuclear Crisis - a quick, easy to understand run-down on what is happening from Wired Magazine, last updated on March 18th.

The Scientist is publishing a series of articles called "The Fallout at Fukushima" covering how the released radiation may impact Japan in the weeks, months and years to come.

The Washington Post has also published an interesting article talking about daily work in a U.S. nuclear power plant by the Chesapeake Bay, and their constant attention to safety.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Break Hours

The Ethics Center Library will be open regular hours, 9-5 on Monday-Friday, during IIT's spring break which runs from March 14-18th.