nuclear energy http://kmuw.org en Wolf Creek Deemed Safe, But Still Under Scrutiny http://kmuw.org/post/wolf-creek-deemed-safe-still-under-scrutiny <p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says the Wolf Creek nuclear plant operated safely last year.</p><p>But the only nuclear power plant in Kansas remains under heightened scrutiny because of a series of problems.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wolf Creek was shut down for more than two months in 2012 after a transformer failed.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The NRC says that was because the plant didn’t properly supervise contractors working on the equipment. </span></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:27:58 +0000 Bryan Thompson 15905 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: How Three Mile Island Could Have Been Prevented http://kmuw.org/post/human-factor-how-three-mile-island-could-have-been-prevented <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Mile_Island_accident">Three Mile Island stands out as one of the greatest U.S. tragedies</a>, and possibly the first major disaster of the nuclear age. Being one of the first, and one of the most publicized reactor meltdowns in world history, it would be almost a decade before the disaster was <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster">overshadowed by that of Chernobyl</a>.</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph R. Keebler 13606 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: How Three Mile Island Could Have Been Prevented