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Ever since Fukushima, nuclear power has not been a warmly received concept when it comes to energy solutions. But still, small modular reactors have remained one iteration of nuclear power that people are optimistic about due to their relative safety and manageability. That's why the US Department of Energy has entered into partnerships with the top SMR makers to help nurture the tiny wonders.

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PBS cringe-inducing documentary Nuclear Aftershocks takes you about as far inside Fukushima's rupturing, quake-paralysed nuclear plant as you want to get. We've pulled together the most jarring moments here, where Japanese workers struggled to prevent a disaster from exploding further.

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There has been an explosion at Marcoule's nuclear plant near Orange, south of France. The explosion has killed at least one person and injured four more. The French nuclear safety authority claims there's no risk of exterior radioactive leaks.

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Nuclear plants in the US are getting older and becoming more unstable with age, even as we demand more power of them. Meanwhile, population growth around these powerhouses has skyrocketed, by as much as a factor of four in some places. Say you live in one of these cities. In the event of an emergency, how likely is it that you'll get out in time?