Council on Foreign Relations powers up online nuclear guide

President Obama is pushing nuclear power pretty hard, calling for an additional $36 billion worth of loan guarantees to help build the first new U.S. reactors in decades. Other countries are moving ahead with plans to expand this controversial power source as well.

The Council on Foreign Relations has launched a nifty multimedia tool to help make sense of it all.

It includes videos, timelines, descriptive maps and other info about the potential of nuclear power and the proliferation and safety risks (it recounts the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, for instance) that come with it. Worth a look.