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  • Town Hall Book Presentation: A Must-Attend

    Join us on April 26th for a talk and discussion by David Cay Johnston, editor of the new book “Divided: The Perils of our Growing Income Inequality.”

    Johnston and his fellow authors focus on the causes and repercussions of our expanding economic inequalities and our low-wage economy. Johnston is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award.

    WPSR is very pleased to help bring him to the community and to expand exposure to his timely and critical message. His talk will be at 8 pm on April 26th in the lower level of Town Hall 1119 8th Avenue.

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  • Military might; priorities misplaced

    Dr. Dave Hall has published an open letter to U.S. Representatives Rick Larsen and Adam Smith, both of whom serve on the House Armed Services Committee.

    "We don’t need 12 new Trident warships each capable of creating nuclear winter. Support for this omni-cidal weapons system derails us from essential investments in our spiritual, physical, emotional, and economic health as a nation. Our credibility further erodes among those who rightly or wrongly mistrust our dedication to a peaceful planet."

    Read the full letter at Journal of the San Juan Islands
  • New Report: Ratepayers Could Save $1.7 Billion Nuclear Plant is Closed

    Ratepayers could save $1.7 billion over the next 17 years if the Columbia Generating Station (CGS) nuclear power plant in Washington State is closed according to a new report by McCullough Research of Portland, Oregon.

    The CGS, the only plant completed of the five plants begun by the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS), contains a General Electric boiling water reactor similar to those destroyed during Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

    “We believe this report demonstrates clearly that aging nuclear reactors, in addition to having safety problems, are having trouble competing in the electric power market,” says Dr. Catherine Thomasson, PSR national executive director. The report was commissioned by the Washington and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility local affiliate chapter.

    Read full report here
  • Nuclear Reactor’s Earthquake Risks are Underestimated, Physicians Call for Shutdown

    A local geologist examining existing knowledge of the seismic activity on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the Mid-Columbia basin has concluded that the earthquake standards set for the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant are at least 300% lower than should be required.

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  • "For children's sake, move away from coal!"

    "According to “Coal’s Assault on Human Health,” a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility, coal pollutants have been linked to four of the five leading causes of death in our nation, including cancer, stroke, heart disease and chronic lower respiratory diseases. As leaders in our state debate the future of TransAlta, they must take the health impacts of coal seriously and insist that the plant transition off coal as soon as possible." Read more »
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Latest News & Events

  • Nuke Plant Incidents Renew Safety Questions
    March 13, 2014

    Chuck Johnson of Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility discusses the Columbia Generating Station, a controversial local nuclear plant.

    Source: Eugene Weekly
  • Hanford nuke plant’s earthquake risk underestimated, group says
    November 1, 2013

    A new analysis by Washington and Oregon PSR says earthquake risks were seriously underestimated when the state’s only commercial nuclear-power plant was built almost 30 years ago on the Hanford nuclear reservation.

    Source: Seattle Times
  • Greens to Corps: 'Comprehensive' coal study a must
    May 22, 2013

    PSR is among groups asking for a “single, comprehensive” environmental impact statement on proposed coal terminals in Washington State.

    Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • The Impact of American Inequality
    April 26, 2014

    Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility presents author David Cay Johnston speaking on inequality in America and what it holds for our future.

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