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.
Obama's Commission on America's Nuclear Future Endorses IPS Study
September 13, 2011 - President Obama's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future cites an IPS paper as a reason for endorsing measures to increase spent reactor fuel storage in hardened, dry containers. By Robert Alvarez
Dangerous Nuclear Spent Fuel Pool Near Epicenter of East Coast Earthquake
August 23, 2011 - An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale just occurred less than a hour ago. Its epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia, approximately 10 miles from two nuclear power reactors at the North Anna site. According to statement by a representative of Dominion Power the two reactors were designed to withstand a 5.9 to 6.1 quake. By Robert Alvarez
Fixing America's Nuclear Waste Storage Problem
June 20, 2011 - The corporations that own the nation's nuclear reactors are stuffing about four times more spent fuel into storage pools than the pools were designed to accommodate. Here's what we can do to fix this dangerous problem. By Robert Alvarez
Democracy Now!: Nuclear Dangers in Fukushima and the U.S.
June 10, 2011 - Japan admits 3 nuclear meltdowns as more radiation leaked into sea. Meanwhile, U.S. nuclear waste poses deadly risks. By Robert Alvarez
Letter to the Ed
Politics Has Always Outranked Science at Yucca Mountain
June 9, 2011 - Politics drove this mistaken plan from its inception. By Robert Alvarez
America's Nuclear Spent-Fuel Time Bombs
June 6, 2011 - Japan's nuclear disaster should serve as a wake-up call for the United States. By Robert Alvarez, published in The Huffington Post and The (Los Angeles, CA) Bell Gardens Sun