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.
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
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)