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  • May 27, 2015
    Poison Prison

    A powerful article about a prison built next to a coal ash/coal slurry dump--and one prisoner's rapid and frightening decline in health. Was coal ash responsible? PSR provided the background information on the toxic substances in coal ash and their possible health consequences for the prison inmates.

    Source: International Business Times
  • May 26, 2015
    Clean Water Rule: A Win for Public Health

    The release today of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.

  • May 18, 2015
    Shining Light on Health Effects of EPA Power Plan

    Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says the increase in asthma cases isn't just caused by air quality. Warming temperatures and increased CO2 is spurring plants to go on overdrive.

    Source: Public New Service
  • May 14, 2015
    NRC requires proof from Energy Northwest that Hanford nuclear plant is safe from earthquakes

    NRC requires proof from Energy Northwest that Hanford nuclear plant is safe from earthquakes Watchdog groups say reactors not licensed for stronger quakes must be shut down, file petition with Nuclear Regulatory Commission to order crack fixed in 32 year old Columbia Generating Station nuclear plant’s reactor vessel

  • May 14, 2015
    Remembering Dr. Ben Pollara

    It is with a heavy heart that we report that Dr. Ben Pollara, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at USF passed away yesterday evening after a prolonged illness.

  • May 14, 2015
    Regulators asked to close Washington nuclear plant until crack in cooling system repaired

    Oregon PSR on Wednesday petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend the plant restart until the pipe has been repaired. The group contends the fix is crucial in light of recent seismic studies showing that a major earthquake could cause more ground movement at the plant than designed to withstand.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • May 11, 2015
    Health Professionals Call for Denial of Oil-By-Rail Terminal Permits in Oregon and Washington

    Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals called on Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown to deny permits for proposed new and expanded oil-by-rail facilities.

  • May 8, 2015
    OPSR Applauds Mayor Hales' Decision to Withdraw Support for Dangerous Propane Terminal in Portland

    If Pembina brings this project to the Portland City Council for a vote, it will lose the vote in the face of fierce opposition from a powerful coalition working to protect the health of our climate and communities

  • May 5, 2015
    Nuclear Hotseat #202: PSR's Nukebusters Film Competition

    PSR's Martin Fleck and Christine Herrmann talk to the Nuclear Hotseat Podcast about the Nukebusters Short Film Contest. (Interview starts about halfway through.)

    Source: Nuclear Hotseat
  • April 22, 2015
    Physicians, Sierra Club Announce Intent to Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Protections

    Chesapeake PSR and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, announced Wednesday that they will hold Governor Hogan, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Maryland Division of State Documents accountable for failing to implement new clean air protections to clean up coal-fired power plants that had been finalized and adopted prior to Gov. Hogan taking office.

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