Nuclear Policy

About

The Nuclear Policy Project focuses on three issues: strategic integration of nuclear material management into nuclear arsenal reductions and ending production of nuclear explosives, accountability of the nuclear weapons states to their citizens relative to social, environmental, safety, and health impacts, and structural collapse of Cold War nuclear institutions.

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.

Find out more in our report and fact sheet.

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.

Latest

The Tritium Deficit

An expected tritium shortage may soon hamper the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Plutonium Wastes from the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex

This report estimates that from 1944 to 2009, about 12.7 metric tons of plutonium were discarded at U.S. nuclear weapon production facilities. This is more than three times than the U.S. Department of Energy's last official estimate of waste losses made in 1996.

Testimony: The Legacy of Nuclear Weapons Testing

Statement of senior scholar Robert Alvarez before the Subcommitee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, U.S. House of Representatives regarding the legacy of nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands.
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