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 Available: Robert Alvarez on Japan's Nuclear Emergency
March 13, 2011 - Robert Alvarez is available for interviews about Japan's nuclear emergency. By Robert Alvarez
Meltdowns Grow More Likely at the Fukushima Reactors
March 13, 2011 - A hydrogen explosion yesterday at Unit 1 severely damaged the reactor building, blowing apart its roof. By Robert Alvarez
On the Brink of Meltdown: The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
March 11, 2011 - The devastating Japanese quake and its outcome could generate a political tsunami here in the United States. By Robert Alvarez
The Government's Nuclear Millstone
March 7, 2011 - There's no transforming our energy future without completely overhauling the Energy Department. By Robert Alvarez, published in National Security Watch and The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)
Analyzing the Department of Energy's FY 2012 Budget
February 23, 2011 - For a new energy future, the Department of Energy needs to be free of the shackles of nuclear weapons. By Robert Alvarez, published in Oye! Times