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  • Nukes 101 Webinar

    PSR is hosting a webinar as a crash course for anyone interested in making a film for our Nukebusters contest. The webinar will cover all the basics, such as the number of nuclear weapons and which countries have them, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the Humanitarian Impact Initiative. Please join us on Wednesday, May 27 @ 6PM EDT, with your host, Martin Fleck, PSR Security Program Director (pictured). Register 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

PSR's Climate Health Action Teams teach you about the health benefits of clean, healthy energy sources and prepare you to advocate in your state for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Please join us to help move your state to a clean energy future and a livable climate.

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

  • 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
  • Regulators asked to close Washington nuclear plant until crack in cooling system repaired
    May 14, 2015

    Oregon PSR on Wednesday petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend the plant restart until the pipe has been repaired. The group contends the fix is crucial in light of recent seismic studies showing that a major earthquake could cause more ground movement at the plant than designed to withstand.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • Nuclear Hotseat #202: PSR's Nukebusters Film Competition
    May 5, 2015

    PSR's Martin Fleck and Christine Herrmann talk to the Nuclear Hotseat Podcast about the Nukebusters Short Film Contest. (Interview starts about halfway through.)

    Source: Nuclear Hotseat

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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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