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.
Expert Cautions that 30 Million Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods Are Unsafely Stored in United States, Could Cause Fukushima-like Disaster
May 24, 2011 - Unprotected and crowded spent nuclear fuel pools pose an unacceptable threat to the public.
Spent Nuclear Fuel Pools in the U.S.: Reducing the Deadly Risks of Storage
May 24, 2011 - The price of fixing America's nuclear vulnerabilities may be high, but the price of doing too little is incalculable. By Robert Alvarez, published in The New York Times and International Business Times and Reuters and The Charlotte Observer and The Huffington Post and UPI and The Christian Science Monitor and OpEdNews.com and vtdigger.com and AllGov and Beyond Nuclear and The Rome (GA) News-Tribune and The Tribune (San Luis Obispo)
Study Reveals Dangerous Amounts of Radioactivity in Unsafe Conditions at U.S. Nuclear Reactor Sites
May 23, 2011 - New data reveals enormous amounts of radioactivity stored in vulnerable spent nuclear fuel pools, many of the the same type that contributed to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Japan's Nuclear Catastrophe Leaves Little to Celebrate on Children's Day
April 29, 2011 - A recent government decision callously put thousands of kids in harm's way. By Robert Alvarez, published in The Huffington Post and Counterpunch
Robert Alvarez on Chernobyl, Fukushima and the U.S. Nuclear Complex
April 27, 2011 - Footage from press conference at the National Press Club on April 26, 2011. By Robert Alvarez
The FDA and the Fukushima Fallout
April 1, 2011 - The FDA is disingenuous in its attempt to compare the radiation from a major nuclear accident to radiation exposures in everyday life. By Robert Alvarez, published in The Huntington (WV) News