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
March 19, 2013
Joel Charles: Carbon fee offers road map for future
Medical student PSR leader calls for a revenue-neutral fee on carbon to make fossil fuel price reflect true cost.
Source: Lacrosse Tribune
March 19, 2013
Coal damages human health, says N.Y. physician
Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.
Source: Billings Gazette
March 18, 2013
There’s nothing clean about coal
A letter to the editor from Oregon PSR's Dr. Andy Harris.
March 14, 2013
Nobel Peace Laureates Call upon Obama to Help Secure Arms Trade Treaty
As negotiators from around the world head to New York for the final talks on an international Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations next week, US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow Laureate at the White House today.
March 13, 2013
Fukushima Two Years Later: Another Nuclear Reactor Bites the Dust!
Two years after the cataclysmic induced but human caused reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan, much remains to be done for nuclear safety in the United States.
March 10, 2013
Navy Vets Say Fukushima Meltdown Made them Sick
Participating in a New York symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and PSR, two former Navy sailors testify about their exposure to radiation from Fukushima disaster.
Source: CBS News
March 10, 2013
Trailblazing Conference Urges Ban on Nukes
Dr Ira Helfand, author of a recent study on nuclear-induced famine, explained the risk of a billion people dying of starvation following a limited regional use of nuclear weapons.
Source: In Depth News
March 9, 2013
Only Safe Bet: Zero Nuclear Weapons
An op-ed from PSR Wisconsin's Paula Rogge.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 1, 2013
Congress Must Display Courage
PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge calls on congress to re-examine its wasteful spending on nuclear weapons and subsidies to the oil industry.
Source: Ventura County Star
March 1, 2013
Physicians Respond to Multnomah County Study: Coal Train Traffic Could Exacerbate Health Issues
Oregon PSR calls for a cumulative and comprehensive Health Impact Assessment.
February 26, 2013
In lives and trauma, gun violence has a high cost
An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Dr. Ronald Saff.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
February 23, 2013
Utah Stuggles with Bad Air Quality
PSR member Dr. Brian Moench, head of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, warns governor that the state's air pollution raises blood pressure and shortens life expectancy.
Source: The New York Times
February 22, 2013
Dr. Ann T. Behrmann and Dr. Robert Block: Include health effects in discussion of mining bill
The mining bill coming up for a vote in our Legislature would jeopardize the water of the Bad River watershed, the largest area of undeveloped wetlands in the upper Great Lakes, and risk the health of mine workers and people in communities dependent on the watershed and downwind of the mine.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal
February 21, 2013
To stop budget crisis, King must help trim nukes
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Peter Wilk.
Source: The Times Record
February 13, 2013
Maryland’s governor tells state Senate panel offshore wind bill would create hundreds of jobs
Dr. Cindy Parker spoke at the rally on behalf of PSR, saying, “If the climate is allowed to change, we are not going to be able to cure that, we are not going to be able to fix that. The only way is to prevent it.”
Source: Washington Post
February 12, 2013
Physicians Call for Pragmatic Solutions to End Nuclear Tests Threat
Physicians for Social Responsibility condemns the Democratic Republic of North Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear test detonation. This move will isolate the DPRK and make it increasingly difficult for diplomatic talks to succeed in decreasing tensions within the region.
February 6, 2013
The danger of relying on nuclear power plants
An op-ed by Chesapeake PSR steering committee member Dr. Gwen DuBois on nuclear power.
Source: Baltimore Sun
February 5, 2013
Climate change bad for health, expert says
PSR board member Andrew Jameton explains the health impacts of climate change.
Source: Omaha World-Herald
January 22, 2013
MLK, Inauguration Day and our shifting awareness
An op-ed from PSR Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: The Herald News