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This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.Source: CBN
In documents filed Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal agency envisions for the process.
With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, demand safe, clean energy, and warn about global consequences of limited nuclear war. So many of you have supported us all year long in so many ways, we made this video for you. Watch to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach.
A radio interview with PSR president Andy Kanter, MD, MPH on nuclear power.Source: WITF
In her bicycle trek across Japan last month, Iowa City resident Michelle Gin of Iowa PSR met a number of hibakusha, the Japanese term for survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. in 1945.Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
PSR is among the groups that have been pushing Johnson & Johnson to remove toxic chemicals from its products.Source: NBC News
A letter to the editor from Iowa PSR's Ron Knief and Maureen McCue.Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
Iowa PSR's Michelle Gin is one of about three dozen activists from around the world set to pedal across Japan in August on a two-week, 300-mile trek that will take her from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in the name of global peace and the end of nuclear proliferation.Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
Maureen McCue, the coordinator for Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, said "improving sustainable infrastructure not only makes for a healthier economy, it betters the well-being of Iowans themselves."The Iowa Renewable Energy Jobs 2020 unveiled a new plan Tuesday to fight just that — pushing to create 20,000 jobs and save consumers $1 billion statewide each year in energy costs by the year 2020 through development of renewable energy in Iowa.Source: The Daliy Iowan
Dr. Maureen McCue, coordinator for the Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said moving to more sustainable energy sources would better the health of Iowans.Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
PSR's Dr. John Rachow spends more time than most thinking about the evacuation of frail populations such as nursing home residents, because he is an internist specializing in geriatric medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.Source: The Gazette
Louis Everett Livingstone spent a gap year exploring numerous cultures throughout the world. In that time, he found a passion for global engagement, the environment, and health. Once arriving at the UI, he interned for the nonprofit Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, participated in the UI Overseas Writers’ Workshop in Cuba, and is currently studying abroad in Morocco.Source: University of Iowa
In a major blow to the nuclear industry, the Iowa Legislature adjourned without passing a bill that would pave the way for MidAmerican Energy to charge ratepayers in advance for new nuclear reactor construction. PSR was among groups working in opposition to the bill.Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the danger of nuclear famine.Source: CNN
Iowa PSR partnered with Clean Air Muscatine (CLAM) to bring Global Community Monitor (GCM) for a weekend training event on April 13, 2012.
Muscatine residents, over burdened by toxic pollution will bring in a team of international pollution busters, the Global Community Monitor, to learn how to measure contamination themselves. Clean Air Muscatine and Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility will be organizing Muscatine residents to participate in the training and testing.Source: Clean Air Muscatine
Three speakers, representing representing PSR/Iowa and other groups presented lessons learned from Fukushima and why they believe adding additional nuclear power in Iowa is a bad idea for environmental reasons.Source: Blog for Iowa
As the nuclear industry renews its effort to persuade legislators, taxpayers and ratepayers to prop up its uneconomic industry, PSR Iowa is leading a grassroots campaign against an advanced cost recovery bill, a measure which would enable utilities to collect the capital expense for a new nuclear reactor in advance from their customers.
The short film "Southend," which was financed by Iowa PSR, features interviews with Muscatine, Iowa residents on the health effects of local air pollution.Source: Muscatine Journal
“We can’t afford to ignore the costs of coal,” Maureen McCue, director of Iowa PSR and an adjunct clinical professor in the UI College of Public Health, told advocates Wednesday.Source: Iowa City Press Citizen