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.
Line-by-line Analysis of National Defense Authorization Act, Nuclear Provisions
May 16, 2012 - A detailed analysis of the actions and impact of sections relating to nuclear weapons in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013. By Robert Alvarez
Why Fukushima Is a Greater Disaster than Chernobyl and a Warning Sign for the U.S.
April 20, 2012 - The radioactive inventory of all the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools at Fukushima is far greater and even more problematic than the molten cores. By Robert Alvarez
Two Years After IPS Study, Department of Energy Moves to Dispose Plutonium
March 29, 2012 - More than 12.7 metric tons of plutonium that were previously declared "already disposed" will be discarded in a deep geological site away from humans. By Robert Alvarez
Improving Spent-Fuel Storage at Nuclear Reactors
March 15, 2012 - Storing spent radioactive fuel in dry form rather than in increasingly jammed cooling pools is much safer, and can be done with already available funds. By Robert Alvarez
No Nuclear Nirvana on the Horizon
March 5, 2012 - Nearly a year after the Fukushima disaster and more than three decades after the Three Mile Island accident, nuclear power remains expensive, dangerous, and too radioactive for Wall Street. By Robert Alvarez, published in Counterpunch and Common Dreams