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.
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
March 28, 2011 - Obama's preparing for many generations of nukes. By Khalil Bendib
US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet
March 26, 2011 - In this interview by Daphne Wysham on the Real News Network, Bob Alvarez talks about the 71,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel that are not properly protected in the U.S. By Daphne Wysham