Thirty-seven protesters were arrested outside the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory during an annual Good Friday demonstration against the lab’s involvement in developing nuclear weapons.
The proposed Nuclear Waste Act of 2012 would require that no nuclear power be generated until the federal government can permanently dispose of high-level nuclear waste.
KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at the longstanding Nuclear Free Berkeley Act.
It has been five months since a powerful earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, which also led to a crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. In this Good Question: What is the latest condition of Japanese nuclear facilities?
Those opposed to nuclear power turned out to share their views with the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco on Thursday.
In California, home to two seaside nuclear plants located close to earthquake fault lines, federal officials said four of the 11 stationary monitors were offline for repairs or maintenance last week.
State lawmakers sought answers at a hearing Monday in Sacramento. They also heard about tsunami damage in California from the March 11 earthquake off Japan’s coast.
The first radioactive fallout from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reached California early Friday, but the readings indicate levels far below those that could endanger people.
While state and federal health officials are downplaying the risk of nuclear radiation from Japan, the EPA is deploying more electronic radiation monitors.
It has become one of the biggest concerns as a nuclear crisis continues in Japan. Marjorie in Berkeley asked this Good Question: Exactly what is a nuclear meltdown? What are the long-term effects?