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 Human Face of the Nuclear Arms Race
December 6, 2011 - The pernicious quest for nuclear arms all in the name of a "greater good" - has tens of thousands of human faces, who paid a bitter price, which we should not forget. By Robert Alvarez
[VIDEO] A Former Insider's View of Nuclear Safety
October 18, 2011 - In this interview with LinkTV's Miles Benson, we discuss where the nuclear industry falls short, and why more people should be concerned. By Robert Alvarez
Quake Should be a Wake-up Call
September 17, 2011 - Last month's earthquake constituted twice the ground motion that the reactors were designed to withstand. But the nuclear industry continues to delay and stonewall recommendations for safer storage. By Robert Alvarez, published in Richmond Times-Dispatch
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