Two members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct a “comprehensive investigation” of all nuclear facilities in the United States to assess their capacity to withstand catastrophic natural or man-made disasters. Related Links: Fallout From Nuclear Disaaster: China Puts Brakes on Nuke Power Nuclear Nightmare Updates on Japan: Eyewitness Report From Sendai In a March 17 letter, Committee Chairman Barber Boxer (D-Calif.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee, asked the NRC to provide the committee with a full evaluation of the nation’s domestic nuclear
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.