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
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
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
December 12, 2012
Latest soil tests at Santa Susana Field Lab site shows radioactive material remains
Denise Duffield, associate director for PSR/LA calls finding "astonishing" and says remediation efforts have failed.
Source: Daily News - Los Angeles
November 21, 2012
Costs and Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster
The destruction of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, caused by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami, resulted in massive radioactive contamination of the Japanese mainland. In November 2011, the Japanese Science Ministry reported that long-lived radioactive cesium had contaminated 11,580 square miles (30,000 sq km) of the land surface of Japan.
October 9, 2012
Radio Smart Talk Interview with Dr. Andy Kanter
A radio interview with PSR president Andy Kanter, MD, MPH on nuclear power.
October 5, 2012
Debates Offer Opportunity to Weigh Candidates’ Positions
Below is a list of important questions for you to pose to your candidates for public office on the phone, by email, in letters to the editor and at public events. Please keep the list handy.
October 4, 2012
Limerick nuclear plant pollutes, depletes water supply
Radiation can cause cancer and DNA damage. There’s no safe level, according to Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Mercury
August 2, 2012
From Hiroshima to Fukushima: A Nuclear Legacy
PSR leader Dr. Robert Dodge reminds us, "Our collective ability to effect change is far greater than we realize."
Source: Ventura County Reporter
July 30, 2012
Columbia Generating Station: Why relicense a nuclear power plant 10 years early?
In May, 10 years earlier than required, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission extended the license of the Columbia Generating Station, the Northwest's only commercial nuclear power plant, to 2043.
Source: The Oregonian
July 12, 2012
Groups: U.S. Shares 'Mindset' Behind Japan's Nuclear Disaster
"American regulators and the federal government should take heed," said Physicians for Social Responsibility Executive Director Catherine Thomasson. "This report should serve as a warning that the U.S. has the same colluding system between industry, regulators and government."
Source: Environment News Service
July 12, 2012
Groups: Japanese Report on Fukushima Reactor Disaster Is “Real Wake Up” Call for Sleeping U.S. Regulators
The same underlying “man-made” problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the English-language version of the official report of the Japanese Parliament’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission.
July 5, 2012
Changes at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Dr. Allison MacFarlane to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of outgoing Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s term.
July 3, 2012
Chuck Johnson on the Problems of the Columbia (Nuclear Power) Generating Station
Source: Populist Dialogues
June 19, 2012
PSR supports the nomination of Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today announced its endorsement of Dr. Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).