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.
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
U.S.-Russian Nuclear Agreement Raises Serious Concerns
June 16, 2008 - Many Democrats and Republicans oppose the accord because of fears that Russia is providing Iran with nuclear and military assistance. There are also bipartisan concerns about its potential nonproliferation problems. By Robert Alvarez, published in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Risky Appropriations: Gambling U.S. Energy Policy on the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership
March 31, 2008 - A critrical review of the U.S. Government's efforts to establish global nuclear markets. By Robert Alvarez