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.
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
Flying and Excess Radiation
March 22, 2010 - The doses of radiation experienced in everyday life, especially flying long distances in jet aircraft, pose risks we should carefully heed. By Robert Alvarez
The U.S. Department of Energy's FY 2011 Budget Request
February 12, 2010 - A closer look at what Obama's energy priorities really are for the next fiscal year. By Robert Alvarez
A New Energy Future Means a New Energy Department
January 8, 2009 - Among Steven Chu's most daunting challenges will be reforming the Energy Department itself. By Robert Alvarez, published in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists