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.
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. Join us to learn more about this public health issue, and to share your perspective and concerns with decision makers throughout our state.Click here for details on the events
Daniel Noonan, Project Manager for the Hanford program at WPSR, has spent the last four years working to raise awareness about the history and current threats of the Hanford Nuclear Site. He regularly updates Hanford's cleanup issues on wanmec.org as well as delivering presentations about Hanford to cities throughout our state.
He will be giving a talk about how the events of the Cold War affected growth at Hanford and Richland.
Washington Coalition for Open Government awarded attorney Kathy George the 2014 James Andersen Award for her outstanding contribution of service to the Coalition. Kathy represents WPSR, the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, and Glen Milner in our lawsuit requesting the U.S. Navy complete a comprehensive assessment of environmental impacts and health risks of a proposed second explosives-handling wharf at the Naval base at Bangor.Read more
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 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.
During the week of September 21 world leaders will assemble at the U.N. in New York to take up climate change. A massive march is planned for September 21 in NYC.
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