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.
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
Food, Egypt, and Wall Street
February 3, 2011 - As Egypt and the Middle East rise, Wall Street and congressional Republicans continue to ignore the financial reforms the world is demanding. By Robert Alvarez, published in The Wall Street Journal's Blog and The Asia Times
Time for Nuclear Savings Bonds?
December 9, 2010 - The National Nuclear Security Agency within the Energy Department estimates it will need about $168 billion over 20 years to maintain the nuclear arsenal and refurbish the U.S. weapons complex. By Robert Alvarez
Kyl's Nuclear Non-Starter
November 19, 2010 - Republicans see shelving New START as a serious foreign policy blow that will further weaken Obama's presidency. By Robert Alvarez, published in Counterpunch and The Huffington Post
Nuclear Testing and the Rise of Thyroid Cancers
October 15, 2010 - Drinking nuclear waste-contaminated milk most likely contributed to hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens developing thyroid cancer. By Robert Alvarez