February 18, 2017
Closing Richland nuclear plant would be a win for ratepayers, study says
A new report commissioned by Oregon PSR shows that renewables could replace the Columbia Generating Station at a lower cost.
Source: The Oregonian
October 25, 2016
Demonstrations Planned at Schumer's Offices in Fight Against Gas Pipeline
A PSR statement argues that the pipeline presents an "unacceptable risk…to more than 20 million people in the region," suggesting its immediate suspension "to avert a potential nuclear disaster."
Source: America Magazine
October 18, 2016
Medical and Disaster Experts Investigate Pipeline Construction Next to Indian Point Nuclear Plant: Prompts Strong Call to Immediately Halt Pipeline Construction and Operation
With a sense of utmost urgency, health care professionals, nuclear and disaster experts, public officials and members of the public had a first hand look this morning at the dangerous siting of the 42 inch diameter, high pressure Spectra AIM gas pipeline only 105 feet from vital structures at the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant located near two major earthquake fault lines in the most densely populated region in the nation.
October 18, 2016
Indian Point Operators Respond to Pipeline Foes' Safety Stands
Representatives of PSR led a tour of the siting of the 42-inch pipeline, which, they said was "only 105 feet from vital structures at the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant."
Source: Cortlandt Daily Voice
June 8, 2016
EPA Proposes Shocking Thousand-Fold Increase in Radioactivity Allowed in Drinking Water
Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
April 18, 2016
Power down Indian Point now for immediate inspection
Op-ed by PSR New York President Dr. Shannon Gearhart on the dangerous radiation leaks at Indian Point nuclear power plant.
Source: Albany Times Union
March 9, 2016
Fukushima Report: 10,000 Excess Cancers Expected in Japan as a Result of 2011 Reactor Meltdowns, Ongoing Radiation Exposure
Residents of the Fukushima area and the rest of Japan will experience more than 10,000 excess cancer deaths as a result of radiation exposure from the triple-reactor meltdown that took place on March 11, 2011, according to a new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
February 17, 2016
Environmental and Health Organizations Call for Immediate Indian Point Shutdown
The latest in a spate of troublesome incidents at the Indian Point Energy Center has prompted an urgent call from six environmental and health organizations to immediately shut down the aging nuclear plant while urgently needed investigations by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and three New York State agencies are conducted.
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
March 30, 2015
Bailout of nuclear power plant would set bad precedent
Source: Times Union
November 21, 2014
U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan Power Co. For Radiation Exposure During 2011 Quake, Tsunami Rescue
“It may not be taking in evidence that the doses that were assumed to be on board the USS Reagan may have been under-reported,” said Dr. Robert Gould, a former Kaiser pathologist who is president of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: CBS San Francisco
November 18, 2014
Nuclear critic to release a report on Richland plant
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
November 10, 2014
Honoring Victims of Nuclear Bombs & Reactors
May 12, 2014
Nuclear Energy Is Not a Solution for Global Warming
PSR member and climate scientist Alan Robock lays out the reasons to work for clean, safe energy, not nuclear power.
Source: Huffington Post
March 13, 2014
Nuke Plant Incidents Renew Safety Questions
Chuck Johnson of Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility discusses the Columbia Generating Station, a controversial local nuclear plant.
Source: Eugene Weekly
December 11, 2013
New Report: Ratepayers Could Save $1.7 Billion if Aging Nuclear Plant at Hanford is Closed
Greenhouse Gas Impact of Nuclear Fuel Purchase from Paducah, KY, Enrichment Facility Also Highlighted
November 1, 2013
Hanford nuke plant’s earthquake risk underestimated, group says
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
October 29, 2013
Experts debate 'safe' dose of radiation
Decades of research show clearly that any dose of radiation increases an individual's risk for the development of cancer, according to the Physicians for Social Responsibility.
October 25, 2013
The Global Threat of Fukushima
The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk of radiation events larger than any that the global community has ever experienced. It is going to take the best engineering minds in the world to solve these problems and to diminish their global impact.
October 25, 2013
Human Rights Experts Call for Revisions to UN Report on Fukushima Radiation
Several human rights experts are disagreeing with the report set to be released by the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation after their investigation into the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Source: Japan Daily Press