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.
Conversations with Great Minds and the Weekly Rumble
March 26, 2011 - In The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, the host discusses the latest developments at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant with Robert Alvarez, Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. By Robert Alvarez
Unsafe at Any Reactor
March 23, 2011 - U.S. nuclear plants are storing increasing amounts of highly radioactive spent fuel in pools that are vulnerable to accident or attack. New safety policies are needed. By Robert Alvarez
Safeguarding Spent Fuel Pools in the United States
March 21, 2011 - A drained spent fuel pool in the U.S. could lead to a catastrophic fire that would result in long-term land contamination substantially worse than what the Chernobyl accident unleashed. By Robert Alvarez
Nuclear War and Peace
March 21, 2011 - Japan's peacetime and wartime nuclear disasters are like night and day. By Khalil Bendib
Japan's Nuclear Emergency: Media Briefing
March 18, 2011 - Peter Bradford, Robert Alvarez, Erich Pica, and Dr. Jeffrey Patterson addressed Japan's nuclear emergency with the media., published in Greenwire and Kyodo News Service and NPR and Reuters