EAP 4 Nuclear Energy Week 6: Read these articles and look at the short videos to get more information and ideas about Nuclear Energy. Japan's earthquake could shake public trust in the safety of nuclear power | OUPblog By Charles D. Ferguson Is nuclear power too risky in earthquake-prone countries such as Japan? On March 11, a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook Japan and caused widespread damage especially in the northeastern region of Honshu, the largest Japanese island. Nuclear power plants throughout that region automatically shut down when the plants' seismometers registered ground accelerations above safety thresholds. The Australian view on Nuclear Energy. Nuclear Industry But first, nuclear power. In Australia, it's always been a bit like Voldemort, you don't ever mention its name. Both sides of federal politics have said they're against it and have been for ages. But one Australian state has now decided it wants to investigate the idea. nuclear energy Three Mile Island The worst nuclear accident in the United States happened at the Three Mile Island facility near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1979. The cooling system in one of the two reactors malfunctioned, leading to an emission of radioactive fallout. What is Nuclear Energy - Conserve Energy Future Nuclear energy is another non-renewable source that has gained popularity in the last few years. With the depleting resources and high energy demand the world is looking towards the nuclear energy as its source that is created from the nucleus of an atom.