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  • Field Notes from Gaza - Feb. 15th in Seattle

    WPSR delegates to Gaza will share stories, photos, and answer questions. In addition to hearing about their work in 2014, you will have the chance to learn about their priorities for promoting peace through service in 2015. Presenters include Charles Cowan, MD; Gerri Haynes, palliative care specialist; Robert Haynes, MD; Grant O’Keefe, MD.

    The event is free, but donations will be accepted for WPSR and our work in Gaza. Our 9th delegation will return to Gaza in March 2015.

    Click here for more details
  • New Report Highlights Serious Concerns about Nuclear Plant

    A new report written by nuclear energy expert Robert Alvarez, and commissioned by Washington and Oregon PSR, reveals new risks associated with the CGS reactor at Hanford. The report, entitled “The Hazards of High-Level Radioactive Waste in the Pacific Northwest: A Review of Spent Nuclear Fuel Management at the Columbia Generating Station,” highlights serious concerns about a possible earthquake disaster; harmful doses of contamination to workers; and the location of the plant workers' parking lot next to a newly discovered site of radioactive waste buried at Hanford. Alvarez is a former policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration and senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

    Read the full report here.
  • WSPR Joins Watchdog Group and Union to Serve Notice of Intent to Sue DOE

    WPSR, Hanford Challenge, and United Association Local 598 announced a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Hanford contractor Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS). The goal is to ensure that workers at the Hanford nuclear site are protected from exposures to toxic vapors from Hanford’s high-level nuclear waste tanks. Over 56 workers have been sent for medical evaluation since March 2014. After 30 reports about the vapor issue in the last 25 years, it is time to take real action. Washington’s Attorney General filed a similar notice of intent to sue this week, as well.    

    To read the full press release, please click here.
  • WPSR Delegation Brings Medical Expertise, Supplies and Compassion to Gaza

    Our seventh medical delegation to Gaza is now on the ground providing medical aid and critically needed medicines and supplies. Nine medical professionals – including three surgeons, a cardiologist, an emergency/family practice physician, a nurse practitioner, a palliative care nurse, a stress management provider, and a psychologist – will spend the next 10 days seeing patients, observing and assisting with surgeries, and teaching classes. WPSR board member Gerri Haynes is chronicling their trip in a series of blog updates.

    You can read them here.
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December 2014 Newsletter

Letter from the President

WPSR President's Update October 2014

Letter from the Executive Director

WPSR Executive Director's Letter October 2014

Latest News & Events

  • Occupation, Conflict, War & Global Health
    February 4, 2015

    Board member Gerri Haynes will be speaking about WPSR's medical delegations to the Middle East as well as WPSR’s work on the prevention of nuclear war.

  • Field Notes from Gaza - Feb. 15th
    February 15, 2015

    Please join us for a special presentation, Field Notes from Gaza. An afternoon of education, photos, and discussion with members of out 2014 medical delegation.

  • Risks From Oil Terminal
    December 30, 2014

    A letter to the editor on the public safety risks of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, WA, by WPSR Executive Director Laura Skelton and member Dr. Michael Soman.

    Source: New York Times
  • Nuclear critic to release a report on Richland plant
    November 18, 2014

    A report on used nuclear fuel management at the nuclear power plant near Richland will be released Wednesday in Seattle by Heart of America Northwest and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Tri-City Herald
  • WPSR to Present on Health Consequences of Oil Transport and Storage
    October 26, 2014

    WPSR will be presenting information about human health impacts of oil transport and storage in WA State at several upcoming events, including public hearings in Spokane and Olympia and a public panel discussion in Hoquiam.

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