February 25, 2015
What would happen if an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated above midtown Manhattan?
Analysis co-authored by PSR Senior Scientist Steven Starr.
Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
February 24, 2015
Keystone Pipeline News--5 Health Reasons to Herald the End of the Keystone Pipeline
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds President Obama’s decision to veto the congressional bill to advance the Keystone XL pipeline.
February 17, 2015
How Coal Kills
According to Coal's Assault on Human Health, a report by PSR, coal combustion releases mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and other substances known to be hazardous to human health.
Source: Scientific American
February 9, 2015
PSR Security media hits for 2015
February 7, 2015
Dr. Bob Gould at the Oakland Climate March
KPFA interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Bob Gould at the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland on February 8th.
February 4, 2015
When a train derails in your backyard
A letter to the editor from PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
January 23, 2015
A dramatic doomsday warning to the world
An op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
January 14, 2015
Decisions about environment affect our health
An op-ed from Florida PSR's Dr. Lonnie Draper.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
January 12, 2015
Judge rejects Boeing's bid to demolish and dispose of radioactive waste without accountability
PSR-Los Angeles was part of the lawsuit against Boeing, working to clean up the Santa Susanna plant site, where a partial nuclear reactor meltdown was never adequately cleaned up.
December 31, 2014
Nuclear Security: U.S. Government Should Humanize, Not Modernize
Op-ed by PSR's Theresa Shaffer on modernization and the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference.
Source: Common Dreams
December 30, 2014
Risks From Oil Terminal
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
December 27, 2014
Letter: Cardiologist thanks Cuomo for fracking decision
PSR-NY member, Dr. Bart Schoenfeld, offers his thanks to Gov Cuomo for banning fracking in New York.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
December 23, 2014
Maine Voices: Human frailties, near misses make case for abolishing nuclear arms
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. James H. Maier on the potential for catastrophic nuclear arms accidents.
Source: Portland Press Herald
December 23, 2014
Letter: Analyses support decision to ban fracking statewide
Research analyses confirm need for ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing and thank New York Govenor Cuomo for choosing to protect the state's health and water sources.
Source: Times Herald-Record
December 18, 2014
Why Columbia's ash pond was given 'high' hazard potential rating
"If you live in a community where there is uncovered dry coal ash deposit and the wind blows you may be inhaling cadmium," PSR's Barbara Gottleib said. "The threats from cadmium are pretty severe: kidney disease, lung diseases like emphysema."
December 17, 2014
Groups Urge Legislature to Keep Fracking Out of Maryland
Press release CPSR, AHNE, FWW
Source: Chesapeake PSR
December 17, 2014
Fracking ban in NY prompts calls for MD to follow suit
"New York made the right decision," said Dr. Gina Angiola, a board member of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility. "Science now confirms that unconventional natural gas development has the potential to cause both short-term and long-term health impacts, some of which may be irreversible.”
Source: Baltimore Sun
November 26, 2014
Reflections on Gaza by Maxine Fookson, RN
Maxine Fookson, RN's blog from Gaza
November 24, 2014
'Routine' planning hearing raises questions about L.A.'s oversight on oil drilling
"The purpose of a city, the primary purpose of a city, is to ensure that its residents are safe," says Angela Johnson Meszaros, a lawyer with Physicians for Social Responsibility, who is working with the drill site's neighborhood groups.
November 21, 2014
Efficiency standard clears the air, saves cash
A letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren on how energy efficiency helps public health and saves money.
Source: Arizona Daily Star