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.
The Storage and Disposal Challenges of High Burnup Spent Power Reactor Fuel
January 2, 2014 - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has bowed to the wishes of nuclear reactor operators, motivated more by economics than safe spent nuclear fuel storage and disposal. By Robert Alvarez
The West Lake Landfill: A Radioactive Legacy of the Nuclear Arms Race
November 25, 2013 - The wastes in this disposal site come from the dawn of the nuclear age. It is a danger to workers and the surrounding community and should be removed and isolated. By Robert Alvarez
Minding the Nuclear Fault Line
July 3, 2013 - The federal government should transfer the spent nuclear fuel held at a shuttered nuclear power plant in Southern California before the next earthquake strikes. By Robert Alvarez
Report: Reducing the Hazards of High-Level Radioactive Waste in Southern California
June 28, 2013 - A new IPS report addresses the potential risks of spent nuclear fuel storage at the San Onofre Nuclear Station (SONGS). By Robert Alvarez
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