The Real Nuclear Threat From Iran May Not Be Nuclear Weapons

Because it appears on the websites of local Fox News stations, one instinctively takes an article titled Insider: Iran Will Be ‘Next Chernobyl’ with a grain of salt. But its plausibility is undeniable. See if you agree. The first Iranian nuclear power...

Robert Alvarez on Chernobyl, Fukushima and the U.S. Nuclear Complex

On Tuesday April 26, 2011, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) held a joint press conference with Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts) and the Institute for Policy Studies’ Robert Alvarez on the ongoing impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to...

Japan’s Nuclear Emergency: Media Briefing

Slideshow courtesy of Friends of The Earth. Click the links below for more on the press briefing: transcript (PDF); audio via Earthbeat; and still photos Experts Analyze Latest Developments in Japan The following experts provided analysis of the latest news coming out...

Meltdowns Grow More Likely at the Fukushima Reactors

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. As of Sunday afternoon, more than 170,000 people...
Chernobyl: The Gift That Never Stops Giving

Chernobyl: The Gift That Never Stops Giving

It’s been 24 years since the catastrophic explosion and fire occurred at Chernobyl in the Ukraine. The accident required nearly a million emergency responders and cleanup workers. According to a recent report published by the New York Academy of Medicine nearly...

Gulf Oil Spill: America’s Chernobyl

A version of this FPIF commentary will also appear on the Triple Crisis Blog, global perspectives on finance, development, and the environment. The Deepwater Horizon disaster has the familiar ingredients of deregulation, deception, and destruction that characterize...