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U.S. has 23 nuclear plants similar to one that exploded

The U.S. has 23 GE Mark 1 reactors like the Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 which exploded and released radiation over the weekend — including the Fermi II plant in Michigan.

Pueblo County mulls nuclear plant plan as Japan disaster worsens

The Pueblo County Commissioners Tuesday and Wednesday will hold hearings on a proposed clean energy park southeast of the city that a local attorney wants to see contain a 3,000-megawatt nuclear power plant. The county considers the plan amidst mounting concern about a full-blown nuclear disaster in the wake of Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Japan disaster may have chilling effect on nuclear revival, new Colorado...

America’s “nuclear power renaissance” – and a concurrent Colorado uranium mining revival -- could cool considerably in the wake of an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami off Japan’s northeast coast that caused two partial meltdowns at two nuclear reactors and serious problems at two more plants.