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  • Nukes 101 Webinar

    PSR hosted a "Nukes 101" webinar as a crash course for anyone interested in making a film for our Nukebusters contest. Need topic ideas for your film? Martin Fleck, PSR Security Program Director (pictured), covers all the basics, such as which countries have how many weapons, and the global Humanitarian Impact Initiative. Watch the webinar here.

  • PSR Speaks Out on Health Benefits of Clean Power Plan

    PSR members met with U.S. senators and the Environmental Protection Agency to underscore how important the Clean Power Plan will be to health. Under the Plan, states will reduce carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Plan is under attack from some members of Congress. Environment & Health director Barbara Gottlieb and PSR-Chicago board member Ana Nobis, MD, met with Senator Richard Durbin’s staff. 

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  • Clean Power Plan could avert 3,500 premature deaths annually

    PSR member Jonathan Levy, ScD has just published a study finding that the Clean Power Plan could save thousands of lives annually. Levy, co-author of the peer-reviewed study, said, "The results from the three different scenarios show that the policy choices within the Clean Power Plan matter and we can’t take public health benefits for granted." Levy presented initial findings on a PSR webinar in November.

  • PSR Comes to the NPT Review Conference

    PSR's member Ann Suellentrop, RN (seated, far right) biked to New York from D.C. with Bikers and Mayors for Peace to highlight the urgent need for action to abolish nuclear weapons starting with the Non-proliferation Review Conference, beginning April 27 at the UN. PSR organized with Peace and Planet for a weekend filled with action. Get the lowdown on Peace & Planet April 24-26 activities and if you couldn't attend, read more on Bikers for Peace.

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Environment and Health

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Safe Energy

The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.

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Latest News & Events

  • Poison Prison
    May 27, 2015

    A powerful article about a prison built next to a coal ash/coal slurry dump--and one prisoner's rapid and frightening decline in health. Was coal ash responsible? PSR provided the background information on the toxic substances in coal ash and their possible health consequences for the prison inmates.

    Source: International Business Times
  • Clean Water Rule: A Win for Public Health
    May 26, 2015

    The release today of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.

  • Shining Light on Health Effects of EPA Power Plan
    May 18, 2015

    Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says the increase in asthma cases isn't just caused by air quality. Warming temperatures and increased CO2 is spurring plants to go on overdrive.

    Source: Public New Service

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  • 93 Nations Take the "Humanitarian Pledge"
    Posted by Martin Fleck on May 18, 2015

    On the eve of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, 7,500 disarmament supporters from 18 countries (including PSR’s Lauren Zajac, MD, Shannon Gearhart, MD, Martin Fleck, and Peter Wilk, MD, pictured) gathered in New York for the Peace and Planet rally. Read more »

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