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Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, located about 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, is the nation’s largest producer of nuclear power. In light of events in Japan, its operators are promoting the plant’s safety features.
Inside one the plant’s containment domes, water is used to cool a reactor while its fuel is changed. Operators say Palo Verde’s containment domes are thicker than those at the tsunami-damaged plant in Japan.
Republican Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich square off in the GOP debate inside the Mesa Arts Center, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
Stories from our special medical supplement
A collection of columns by Ahwatukee medical experts Agnes Oblas, Astrid Heathcote, Michael Urig and Rashmi "Rush" Bhatnagar.
A collection of columns from fitness and nutrition experts Shannon Sorrels, Paula Owens and Michael Murphy.