Fukushima and the 'nuclear renaissance' that wasn't
An April 7 photo of the Cruas Nuclear Power Station located in Cruas and Meysse communes, next to the Rhône River in France.
April 15th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Fukushima and the 'nuclear renaissance' that wasn't

By Kevin Voigt and Irene Chapple, CNN

A month after a devastating earthquake sent a wall of water across the Japanese landscape, the global terrain of the atomic power industry has been forever altered.

The ongoing drama at the power plant in Fukushima - a name now ranked alongside Three Mile Island and Chernobyl as history's worst nuclear accidents - has erased the momentum the nuclear industry has seen in recent years.