Reducing the Risks
The nuclear crisis in Japan has raised alarming questions about the safety of nuclear power plants in our own backyard. There's good reason for all of us to be worried.
According to a new analysis by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Project On Government Oversight, our nation's stockpile of radioactive spent fuel is stored in such unsafe conditions that the lives of millions of people who live near nuclear reactors in this country are at risk.
Check your own risk of radiation from a nuclear fuel pool accident with Physicians for Social Responsibility's interactive online map.
View Robert Alvarez's public education efforts post-Fukushima.
Take Action! Contact your member of Congress and urge them to secure spent nuclear fuel.
Managing the Uranium-233 Stockpile of the United States
September 23, 2012 - A shocking IPS report about the U.S. government's mismanagement of a dangerous bomb-grade nuclear material that they now want to bury straight into the ground. By Robert Alvarez, published in The New York Times and Global Security Newswire
Line-by-line Analysis of National Defense Authorization Act, Nuclear Provisions
May 16, 2012 - A detailed analysis of the actions and impact of sections relating to nuclear weapons in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013. By Robert Alvarez
Why Fukushima Is a Greater Disaster than Chernobyl and a Warning Sign for the U.S.
April 20, 2012 - The radioactive inventory of all the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools at Fukushima is far greater and even more problematic than the molten cores. By Robert Alvarez
Two Years After IPS Study, Department of Energy Moves to Dispose Plutonium
March 29, 2012 - More than 12.7 metric tons of plutonium that were previously declared "already disposed" will be discarded in a deep geological site away from humans. By Robert Alvarez