PSR/NY calls for halt to pipeline construction next to Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
On a recent tour hosted by PSR/NY, health care professionals and emergency planners had a first-hand look at the dangerous siting of the Spectra AIM gas pipeline only 105 feet from the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant. The threat of pipeline rupture to the integrity of the plant poses enormous health risks. PSR/NY is asking construction of the pipeline be halted immediately.
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PSR citizen-lobbyists push for ban treaty at the UN
On October 17, PSR's delegation to the UN First Committee arrived at UN headquarters in New York. From left: Claire Drake, David Drake, DO; Martin Fleck; Ira Helfand, MD; Clay Whitehead MD. Not pictured: Shannon Gearhart, MD; Alfred Meyer; and Cathey Falvo, MD. The delegation traveled to the UN to work with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), educating diplomats from many nations to cosponsor the resolution supporting negotiations toward a nuclear weapons ban treaty to commence in 2017.
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Volunteers needed at PSR's DC Office
Have a morning, afternoon or a full day or two each week you'd like to engage in constructive work for Physicians for Social Responsibility? We'd love to have you. Our staff is small and can always use extended family to help get projects done.
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Health Professionals Look to New U.S. President
Whoever wins the presidential election will need to tackle the climate crisis. That's why we’re asking all health professionals to sign our letter asking the new president-elect, whoever she or he may be, to commit to advancing critical policies: support the Clean Power Plan, promote clean renewable energy and increase energy efficiency, phase out drilling and mining for fossil fuels on public lands, and more.
Click here to read and sign.