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.
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
The Legacy of U.S. Nuclear Testing in the Marshall Islands
May 24, 2010 - The people of the Marshall Islands had their homeland and health sacrificed for U.S. national security interests. The Obama administration and Congress should promptly correct this injustice. By Robert Alvarez
Testimony: The Legacy of Nuclear Weapons Testing
May 20, 2010 - Statement of senior scholar Robert Alvarez before the Subcommitee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, U.S. House of Representatives regarding the legacy of nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands. By Robert Alvarez
A Primer on Nuclear Material
April 13, 2010 - Robert Siegel gets a primer on nuclear material and storage from Robert Alvarez, who served as a senior policy adviser to the Secretary of Energy during the Clinton administration. By Robert Alvarez