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.
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
Is Homer Simpson Working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory?
October 6, 2010 - So much for the expertise of Los Alamos where billions of dollars are spent each year to better understand nuclear explosives. By Robert Alvarez
Chernobyl: The Gift That Never Stops Giving
August 13, 2010 - The threats to human health and the environment from Chernobyl fallout, scientists are now finding, will persist for a very long time. By Robert Alvarez
Plutonium Wastes from the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex
July 12, 2010 - This report estimates that from 1944 to 2009, about 12.7 metric tons of plutonium were discarded at U.S. nuclear weapon production facilities. This is more than three times than the U.S. Department of Energy's last official estimate of waste losses made in 1996. By Robert Alvarez, published in The New York Times and The News Tribune (Northwest) and Oregon Public Broadcasting