Besides foundation and individual donor-supported work, IEER also does expert consulting work for a variety of clients, including environmental and peace non-governmental organizations, electric utilities and institutes, law firms, international consulting, governments, Native American communities, and news media, in the following areas:

  • Cost and safety of nuclear energy systems
  • Renewable energy and efficiency alternatives to nuclear and fossil fuel energy
  • Licensing and relicensing of commercial nuclear facilities (on behalf of intervenors)
  • Nuclear spent fuel management and deep geologic repository issues
  • Nuclear fuel cycle issues, including reprocessing, uranium mining, etc.
  • Health and environmental effects of nuclear weapons- and nuclear power-related facilities
  • Radiation-related regulations concerning drinking water, air pollution, decommissioning, cleanup, and waste disposal
  • Radiation dose reconstruction
  • Developing country energy system evaluations

IEER has expertise on staff and also puts together teams of staff and external consultants for specific projects depending on the nature of the job. For instance, IEER did two projects evaluating the scientific aspects of the French nuclear waste repository program by using staff expertise as well as external geologic and mining safety experts (who constituted most of the project personnel). In contrast, IEER did a consulting job on radiation dose estimation for the national newspaper, USA Today, using only staff expertise.

IEER can also provide technical training workshops onsite on the topics listed above.

Please send information on the nature of the work to be done or an RFP to consulting@ieer.org or call Arjun Makhijani at 301-270-5500.

The tables below show many of the important projects that IEER has done for various clients:

Non-governmental Organizations

Name Location Project Description
Our Children’s Trust Eugene, OR Climate lawsuit: A declaration of Arjun Makhijani on “An efficient and fully renewable energy system in the United States by 2050” in support of Our Children’s Trust’s Climate Change Suit Against Federal Agencies
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) Knoxville, TN
SEED Coalition Austin, TX Projects for San Antonio
Friends of the Earth (FOE) Washington, D.C.
Nuclear Information and Resource Services (NIRS) and Public Citizen Washington, D.C. Louisiana Energy Services (LES) litigation: Two reports of the cost and health risks from the proposed New Mexico uranium enrichment plant.
Colorado Citizens Against Toxic Waste Cañon City, CO Cotter/Lincoln Park Superfund Site: Provided technical assistance to review documents related to the cleanup of the site.
Natural Resources Defense Council Washington, DC SRS/Saltstone/Waste Incidental to Reprocessing Grout report (2004)
International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War Cambridge, MA A joint project that resulted in three books investigating the health and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons production and testing, globally.
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) New Mexico Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) audit monitoring of the air emissions with respect to the Clean Air Act
Environmental Policy Institute (now merged with Friends of the Earth Washington, D.C. Saving Our Skins, a report on the problem of ozone layer depletion and the technologies and policies needed to phase out ozone depleting compounds (1988-1989)

Electric Utilities/Institutes

Name Location Project Description
Lower Colorado River Authority Austin, TX Reports on energy efficiency and water use
Edison Electric Institute Washington, D.C. Report on energy efficiency

Law Firms

Name Location Project Description
Waite, Schneider, Bayless, and Chesley Cincinnati, OH Preliminary assessment of the official estimates of discharges of radioactive and other hazardous materials by the Feed Materials Production Center during the period of 1952-1985 in Fernald, OH.
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath and Cannova P.C. New York, NY Study/expert testimony for case involving nuclear fuel processing facility in Hicksville, NY
Law Firm of Baron and Budd Dallas, TX Apollo, Pennsylvania, radiation exposure study

International Consulting

Name Location Project Description
CLIS (Comité Local d’Information et de Suivi) France Bure Project:
Fundación Ideas para el Progreso Madrid, Spain Participation in a study on the new energy model free of nuclear and CO2 emissions by 2050: New Energy Model for Spain: Recommendations for a Sustainable Future.
Greenpeace France Paris, France Review of selected Complementary Safety Evaluations done by EDF and Areva at the request of the Government after the Fukushima accident
United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations New York, NY Report: Climate Change and Transnational Corporations

Government

Name Location Project Description
Office of Technology Assessment (US Congress) Washington, D.C. Draft Power in South Asian Foodgrain Production: Analysis of the Problem and Suggestions for Policy
North Slope Borough Dept. of Wildlife Management Alaska Review of literature pertaining to radioactive materials used in the course of Project Chariot activities near Point Hope, Alaska
State of New Mexico, Office of Attorney General Santa Fe, NM Review of documents relating to the proposed shipments of LANL TA-55-43 Wastes to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
The State of Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office Carson City, NV Glass in the Rocks: Some Issues Concerning the Disposal of Radioactive Borosilicate Glass in a Yucca Mountain Repository
Township of Lacey, New Jersey Lacey, NJ A review of the Preliminary Environmental and Health Impact Statement (PEHIS) for Ocean County’s proposed recovery facility (Municipal Solid Waste)

Native American Communities

Name Location Project Description
Native Americans for a Clean Environment Tahlequah, OK Expert reports on the pollution and risks presented by the Sequoyah Nuclear Fuels plant that made uranium hexafluoride
Ridolfi Inc. Seattle, WA Yakama Project:
  • Comments on DOE Hanford documents related to risk assessment and cleanup.
  • Training materials for workshops and educational outreach for the Yakama nation Environmental Restoration and Waste Management program.

News Media

Name Location Project Description
USA Today McLean, VA Analyzed documents and wrote report in support of a feature series: Poisoned Workers & Poisoned Places