nuclear energy

Japan's Nuclear Crisis: U.S. Sales of Radiation Pills Boom

Amid panic about the possibility of a radioactive fallout from Japan, Geiger counters and potassium-iodide pills -- which can help prevent radiation-caused thyroid cancer -- have been flying off the shelves, sometimes at unscrupulous prices.

Obama Pledges $8B For Nuclear Power

President Barack Obama on Tuesday championed nuclear energy expansion as a way that feuding parties can move beyond the "broken politics" of Washington. He announced more than $8 billion in loan guarantees to build the first nuclear power plant in nearly three decades.