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Pentagon in Washington building looking down aerial view from above, Bird’s eye view Pentagon, Washington, USA

The Pentagon’s Unbeatable Adversary

by Dr. Robert Rudney | Feb 27, 2024 | Environment

The Adversary can strike the US homeland, allies, partners, and deployed forces with limited forewarning and overwhelming power projection. The Adversary, with land, sea, and air assets, can concentrate its forces to wreak destruction and mayhem in fragile regions plagued with existing political, economic and social upheaval. The Adversary’s actions can precipitate (sic) huge movements […]

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Recycling wastewater at the Savannah River Site

Never Underestimate the Power of a Small Group of Committed People

by Robert Alvarez | Dec 18, 2023 | Environment

As a citizen activist in the late 1970s and 1980s working at the Environmental Policy Institute, Robert Alvarez was among the first to document the extreme hazards of managing high concentrations of nuclear waste derived from nuclear weapons production, and as a senior appointee at the Department of Energy, he worked to prevent the department’s […]

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Clean up at the Savannah River Site

Shuttering the Nuclear Weapons Sites: There’s Gold in Those Warheads but the Scrap Metal is Radioactive

by Robert Alvarez | Dec 18, 2023 | Environment

As one of my first tasks early in the first Clinton Administration as the newly appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, I conducted the first (and only) asset inventory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In carrying it out, we departed from the usual reliance on DOE contractors, and established a team of federal […]

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Beach erosion

New Study Forecasts Dramatic Beach Erosion Along U.S. Coastline

by Stefano Valentino | May 2, 2020 | Environment

In the time of the coronavirus, various U.S. authorities have tried to mitigate the contagion by belatedly and unevenly restricting access to beaches. Yet in the not-so-distant future, nature will accomplish what government could not, as many of these sandy areas will have been slowly wiped out by coastal erosion due to sea level rise. […]

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Trump's Nuclear Fallout

Why Government Secrecy Is More Damaging to Public Health Than Nuclear Fallout

by Robert Alvarez | Sep 11, 2019 | Environment, Foreign Policy

Much has been written about the strengths and flaws of Chernobyl—the HBO miniseries nominated for 19 Emmys that chronicles the catastrophe at the eponymous Russian nuclear power plant in 1986. In the mind of this reviewer, it’s a riveting if sobering television gem, and highly recommended. And to this newly enlivened debate over nuclear power […]

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