Russia's Balakovskaya nuclear plant (ITAR-TASS)
May 28, 2007 -- Experts from around the world are gathering in the Russian city of St. Petersburg for a conference on nuclear security.
More than 250 scientists and specialists from Russia and elsewhere are expected to attend the four-day 8th International Conference On Nuclear Criticality Safety.
They will be discussing methods to ensure a common international approach to issues of nuclear and radiation safety, amid growth in the use of nuclear power in many countries.
The last such conference was held four years ago in Tokyo.
Nuclear Power's Resurgence
Nuclear-fuel pellets being produced in Kazakhstan (TASS)
LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES. Despite warnings from scientists, the world seems unable to stem its insatiable appetite for fossil fuels, which are producing the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. And emissions are set to rise dramatically in the next few years. Is it time for the environmental movement to drop its opposition to nuclear power? (more)