The China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) informed the IAEA yesterday that a minor fuel cladding failure had occurred at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant. What are fuel cladding failures, and what do they mean for safety? Read our explainer to find out.
There’s nothing like a patch of bright maize field growing on fertile land, showered by refreshing rainwater. Two vital natural resources enabled the expansion of human civilizations throughout millennia: soil and water. Now they are both endangered by the altered landscape as a result of human exploitation, as well as climate change.