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Expert Available: Robert Alvarez on Japan's Nuclear Emergency

March 13, 2011

Robert Alvarez is available for interviews about Japan's nuclear emergency.

Alvarez, an Institute for Policy Studies senior scholar who served as a senior policy adviser to the Energy Department's secretary and deputy assistant secretary from 1993 to 1999, is blogging about the crisis on the IPS site. Visit the Institute's Nuclear Policy section to quickly locate his work.

"Japan's government and nuclear industry, with assistance from the U.S. military, is in a desperate race to stave off multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns — as well as potential fires in pools of spent fuel," Alvarez wrote on March 13.

"Let's hope that the core of the Japanese reactor can be cooled in time," Alvarez blogged on March 11. "We shouldn't need yet another major nuclear power accident to wake up the public and decision-makers to the fact that there are better and much safer ways to make electricity."

Members of the media seeking to interview him should contact Communications Manager Erik Leaver at erik@ips-dc.org; 202-787-5240 (o); 240-535-8725 (m).

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