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The country, which gets most of its electricity from nuclear power, is debating whether to wean itself from that dependency.
The outlook is bleak in the U.S. and complicated in other countries.
The Fukushima disaster should make nuclear energy safer than ever.
After shutting down its last reactor, Japan is now even more heavily dependent on imported oil, gas, and coal.
Reactors must be able to handle the worst if we hope to prevent a repeat of last year’s meltdowns.
Nuclear waste pools are packed more densely in the U.S. than those at Fukushima, with no removal plan in sight.
Passive cooling systems and other advanced designs could be more resilient to natural disasters.