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  • 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.

    Source: eTurboNews
  • 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
  • September 25, 2013
    Speak out Against Negligent Environmental Rulemaking

    The NRC has opened hearings in select locations and by email to receive comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule. PSR feels that the Draft EIS is completely inadequate and encourages our members and others to comment at these events.

  • July 20, 2013
    Nuclear waste bill endangers public health

    California PSR chapter leaders on the dangers of nuclear waste.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • March 27, 2013
    Savanah River Site Not for Spent Fuel

    PSR President Dr. Jeff Patterson and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) find some common ground as both oppose using the Savannah River Site as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel from across the country

    Source: Aiken Standard
  • January 15, 2013
    Groups: Nuclear Energy Institute Is Pushing NRC to Shortchange Environmental Review of Long-Term Radioactive Waste Storage

    The nuclear industry’s trade association is pushing so hard to get the NRC to do a hurry-up version of a court-ordered environmental impact statement on the long-term storage of nuclear waste that it is even pressuring the federal agency to rely on such unsatisfactory “evidence” as secret reports that the agency has reported as being lost, according to supplemental comments filed today by 24 leading national and grassroots environment groups.

  • January 3, 2013
    24 Groups: NRC Rushing Nuclear "Waste Confidence" Process, Not Satisfying Court-Ordered Requirements

    In documents filed Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal agency envisions for the process.

  • November 4, 2009
    WPSR Launches the Washington Nuclear Museum and Education Center

    WPSR is proud to announce the launch of the Washington Nuclear Museum and Education Center. From Hanford to the Bangor Submarine Base, Washington has played an integral part in the government’s nuclear efforts since the early days of the 20th Century. WANMEC is the first and only wiki-based, participatory, online museum and education center on these issues. Check it out!

  • May 11, 2009
    In schools, a cautionary video about America’s ‘stuff’

    “The Story of Stuff,” a 20-minute video about the effects of human consumption, has been embraced by teachers eager to supplement textbooks that lag behind scientific findings on climate change and pollution.

    Source: New York Times
  • October 1, 2008
    EPA's New Public Health Standards for Nuclear Waste Dump Based on Politics, Not Protecting the Public

    New final public health radiation standards for the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada don’t meet long held or scientific standards for safety and appear to have been pushed out in the closing months of the Bush administration, PSR charged today. The new standards for the proposed high-level radioactive waste dump were released yesterday.

  • December 5, 2007
    PSR Testifies on Public Health Risks of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Transportation and Storage

    On Wednesday, December 5, PSR Security Program Coordinator, Jill Parillo will testify at a Department of Energy (DOE) public hearing on the proposed nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Pointing to the significant risks to human life and health posed by the transport and storage of high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Ms. Parillo argues that the proposed facility fails to offer a safe and secure solution to our nation’s nuclear waste problem.

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