Robert Alvarez

Institute for Policy Studies

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Scholar at the Washington, DC-based Institute for Policy Studies; former senior policy adviser to the Secretary of Energy (1993-1999)

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There hasn't been a nuclear power plant constructed in the United States since the 1970's, but the Obama Administration has approved federal loan guarantees for two new reactors in…

Japan's Ongoing Disaster and the Future of Nuclear Power

There hasn't been a nuclear power plant constructed in the United States since the 1970's, but the Obama Administration has approved federal loan guarantees for two new reactors in…

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The extent of the  damage at Fukushima  is still unclear, and nobody knows how much radiation has been released or how more will be.

Japan's Ongoing Disaster and the Future of Nuclear Power

The extent of the damage at Fukushima is still unclear, and nobody knows how much radiation has been released or how more will be.

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