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  • The Old and New Faces of Nuclear Weapons

    Thanks so much to everyone who supported and attended our 2014 commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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  • A Victory for Public Health and for Our Climate!

    On August 18th, the Oregon Department of State Lands denied a key permit to Ambre Energy, the corporation that proposes to export over 8 million tons of coal each year by transporting it through Oregon and the Columbia Gorge.

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  • Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public healthOregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate and promote peace.

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  • Robert McCullough Studies the Economics of Retiring the Columbia Generating Station Nuclear Plant at Hanford

    Oregon and Washington PSR have commissioned the noted economist to study the true costs of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant at Hanford.

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Focus Areas

  • Peace

    Oregon PSR works to end the threat of nuclear weapons, educate about the health effects of war and encourage young people to consider their role in creating a peaceful future through our peace writing contest.

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  • Environmental Health

    We are exposed to environmental toxicants every day; in our food, water, the air we breathe, and the personal care products we absorb through our skin. For some of these chemicals, such as lead and mercury, there is no known threshold of "safe" exposure, while for others we lack even basic information about risks of exposure.

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  • HCWH Logo Healthy Food Program

    The Oregon Health Care Without Harm Program works with Oregon healthcare facilities on sustainability and greening of buildings and operations. Program areas include sustainable food systems, clinical advocacy and sustainable hospitals.

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  • Nuclear Power

    Current goals for the Washington and Oregon PSR Joint Nuclear Power Task Force include closing the Columbia Generating Station, the Northwest's only remaining nuclear power plant, and blocking construction of new nuclear power plants in our region.

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  • Coal's Assault on Human Health

    Oregon PSR is working to prevent the state of Oregon from promoting or facilitating any coal export infrastructure or related transportation in our state. We understand the significant risks to human health posed by these massive proposed coal shipments across our state and through our communities.

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Latest News & Events

  • Nuclear Power: A Risky Wager for the Northwest
    September 11, 2014

    Given the poor economics and reliability of nuclear projects in the Pacific Northwest it is imperative that citizens and utilities carefully assess the financial costs and safety risks associated with renewed development of nuclear power.

    Source: Crosscut
  • Clean Air and Climate Solutions for a Healthy Oregon
    September 7, 2014

    Oregon PSR Board President Dr. Susan Katz asks "How many more sobering reports and conclusions do we need before decision-makers act to protect public health against the worst impacts of climate change and hold polluters accountable?"

    Source: The Bend Bulletin
  • ConnectOregon Denies Coal Dock; Approves Oil Trains
    August 22, 2014

    ConnectOregon praised for denying coal dock work but criticized for approving more dangerous oil trains.

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Contact

Kelly Campbell, Executive Director
812 SW Washington Street, Suite 1050
Portland, Oregon 97205
(503) 274-2720