Author Archives: Robert Alvarez

Improving Spent-Fuel Storage at Nuclear Reactors


This article is in Economic Stimulus, Winter 2012


Improving pool safety is certainly important. For decades, nuclear safety research has consistently pointed out that severe accidents could occur at spent-fuel pools that would result in catastrophic consequences. A severe pool fire could render about 188 square miles around the nuclear reactor uninhabitable, cause as many as 28,000 cancer fatalities, and cause $59 billion […]