Nuclear Power



Part 2: Leaks and Cracks in the Machine

A nuclear power plant is one of the most dangerous machines ever devised. A nuclear plant with defects can be even more dangerous. Two major original components of the Columbia Generating Station came with serious…





Part 6: SCRAM! When Disaster Strikes

On 23 occasions since 2000, the Columbia Generating Station faced emergency situations that forced the plant to “scram” – a term defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as an unplanned automatic or manual shut  down,…