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.
August 31, 2013
Senator Ron Wyden Deserves Support on Nuclear Waste Safety
Source: The Oregonian
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 17, 2013
Winners Selected for Oregon PSR's 2013 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship
Oregon PSR expresses our sincere appreciation to all of the Oregon high school juniors and seniors who shared your thoughts on Hanford with us. Thank you!
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.
January 9, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson: Time to fix our nuclear waste disposal system
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, PSR president- elect, explains the importance of fixing our nuclear waste disposal systems. Read more to find out what needs to be done.
Source: The Capital Times
July 26, 2010
Oregon PSR Opposes Plasma Gasification Plan
Source: The Oregonian
May 14, 2010
Minimizing Waste, Opposing Incineration, Promoting Sustainability
Full article of Minimizing Waste, Opposing Incineration, Promoting Sustainability by Joseph Miller, PhD from Spring 2010 Folded Crane
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.