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  • Mark Your Calendar!

    Please save the date for Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility's Dinner on March 19, 2016!

    We will be celebrating 35 years of activism for a healthy, peaceful, and sustainable world.

    The evening will include guest speaker Dr. Ira Helfand, Co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

    We hope you can join us on March 19th!

  • Don’t Let Hanford Cleanup Be Delayed

    The US EPA, US DOE, and WA State Dept. of Ecology are proposing to push back several deadlines for Hanford cleanup, some indefinitely. These changes to the Tri-Party Agreement, the document that governs cleanup at Hanford, would delay cleanup of the Central Plateau more than a decade. This area was where nuclear materials were processed during plutonium production. The Central Plateau was scheduled to be cleaned up by 2024. Under the proposed changes, no final cleanup date is given. At a recent public meeting, WPSR members, including Tom Buchanan (pictured), voiced their concerns about the proposed changes.

    Read more about the changes and how you can submit your own comments to help push the Tri-Party Agencies to stick to their timelines.
  • WSPR research highlighted by Sightline Institute


    Key findings from Washington and Oregon PSR chapters’ “Position Statement on Crude Oil Transport and Storage” have been summarized by Sightline Institute. Sightline authors highlight the connections between proposed crude oil-by-rail facilities and increased rates of illness, health care costs, and hospitalizations.

    Read the Sightline summary here
  • Remembering the bomb that changed the world

    To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WPSR members David Barash and Judith Lipton wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Seattle Times. “Seventy years after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world is still not a peaceful place. There is no evidence that possessing more than 16,000 bombs and warheads have made the nuclear states any more secure than their non-nuclear counterparts.”

    Read the full piece here.
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