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
October 17, 2013
Doctors Say UN Science Report Systematically Underestimates Health Impact of Fukushima Catastrophe
As physicians concerned with the effects of radioactive fallout on human health and the ecosystem, we have reviewed the upcoming United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) report to the UN General Assembly.
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.
September 13, 2013
Fukushima Disaster: From Bad to Worse
Over two years after the earthquake and tsunami crippled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, the situation at the reactors remains toxic and dangerous to public health as PSR and others warned.
August 1, 2013
Duke Energy won't build nuclear plant
Duke Energy is scuttling plans for a nuclear power facility in the state. Duke Energy has been charging nuclear cost recovery fees for the planned $24.7 billion plant in Levy County. Through these fees, Duke customers have paid $1.5 billion for the Levy County plant so far.
Source: Bay News 9
July 20, 2013
Nuclear waste bill endangers public health
California PSR chapter leaders on the dangers of nuclear waste.
Source: Sacramento Bee
June 19, 2013
Do we need nuclear power plants? No: Toxic waste too dangerous
An op-ed on the dangers of nuclear power co-authored by PSR Los Angeles member Dr. John Goldenring.
Source: U-T San Diego
June 7, 2013
California Physicians’ Group Lauds San Onofre Shutdown
Today’s decision by Southern California Edison to shut down the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant is a victory for public health, say California chapters of the Nobel-prize winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).
May 30, 2013
Nuclear is not the answer
A letter to the editor from Dr. Gwen L. DuBois, Chesapeake PSR steering committee member.
Source: Baltimore Sun
April 26, 2013
Audio: Political Perspectives
Radio interview with Oregon PSR leaders and essay contest winners discussing the Particles on the Wall exhibit, which focuses on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
April 23, 2013
PSR chapters in Oregon and Washington Hire Economist to Evaluate Nuclear Plant
PSR will be working with economist Robert McCullough to examine the business case for an early retirement of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant.
Source: Wall Street Journal
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 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
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.
December 20, 2012
Nuclear Power Plant Flood Risk: Sandy Was Just a Warm Up
PSR Board President Dr. Andy Kanter comments on emergency preparedness in natural disasters and the added risk from nuclear reactors.
Source: Tucson Sentinal