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.
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
The Human Face of the Nuclear Arms Race
December 6, 2011 - The pernicious quest for nuclear arms all in the name of a "greater good" - has tens of thousands of human faces, who paid a bitter price, which we should not forget. By Robert Alvarez
[VIDEO] A Former Insider's View of Nuclear Safety
October 18, 2011 - In this interview with LinkTV's Miles Benson, we discuss where the nuclear industry falls short, and why more people should be concerned. By Robert Alvarez
Quake Should be a Wake-up Call
September 17, 2011 - Last month's earthquake constituted twice the ground motion that the reactors were designed to withstand. But the nuclear industry continues to delay and stonewall recommendations for safer storage. By Robert Alvarez, published in Richmond Times-Dispatch