After weeks of silence and uncertainty, the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of our nuclear arsenal finally has an answer to the question of who exactly is in charge under President Trump. Last night, just hours before Trump was to be sworn in, his transition team finally asked Under Secretary for Nuclear…
A giant metal shield designed to contain radioactive waste at Chernobyl’s damaged nuclear reactor is being moved into place.
How does one test the strength of a nuclear waste shipping container, exactly? It’s simple: crash a rocket truck into a wall at 84 miles per hour. That or drive a train into it.
One of the promises of the Atomic Age was the notion that, one day, we would all be riding around in nuclear-powered cars, trains, and airplanes. Even if our roads were never filled with nuclear cars, many designers came up with prototypes and concept art for atomic transportation.
If you're a nuclear plant owner who needs to haul slightly radioactive steam generators across the United States, there's only one answer: a 192-wheel, 400-foot-long road train that tops out at 15 mph. This is just the front half.