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.
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
Radioactive Wastes and the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership
April 16, 2007 - An analysis of the impacts of reprocessing U.S. nuclear power spent fuel. By Robert Alvarez
Reducing the Hazards from Stored Spent Power-Reactor Fuel in the United States
January 22, 2003 - This 2003 report underscored the dangers posed by the practice of storing spent fuel on-site at nuclear power plants in the United States. It remains relevant today as Japanese engineers struggle to prevent a nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan. By Robert Alvarez, published in The Bellingham Herald and The Journal of Turkish Weekly
What About The Spent Fuel?
January 1, 2002 - Until recently, concerns about attacks on nuclear power plants focused mainly on the vulnerability of reactors. Spent fuel ponds may be even more difficult to safeguard. By Robert Alvarez, published in MassLive.com