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.
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
Analysis: U.S. Department of Energy Budget FY 2009
February 7, 2008 - Despite extraordinary dependence on foreign oil, the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 budget does little to find alternatives. By Robert Alvarez
Recycling Nuclear Waste Too Dangerous
May 7, 2007 - President George W. Bush has recently intensified efforts to revive nuclear recycling. By Robert Alvarez, published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution