Catalyst ABC Thursday night, 8pm to 8:35.
Next generation nuclear power; Treating teenage acne; Pokie probability; The next step in exploring the Higgs boson.
Next Generation Nuclear Power
Only two years ago, nuclear power was a key player in providing energy for our future. In a carbon-wary world, nuclear stood as a proven and relatively green source of energy. But everything went wrong for the technology on 11 March 2011 when a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked a nuclear meltdown in Japan, rekindling memories of the Chernobyl nuclear incident. Could the next generation of plants restore our faith in nuclear power? Graham Phillips travels to the USA for a glimpse of the next, generation four, nuclear reactors and investigates what makes them intrinsically safer.