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
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 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 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 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.
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).
June 18, 2012
Shut down the Northwest's only nuclear power plant
An op-ed by Dr. John Howieson, a retired radiologist and an advisory board member of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Oregonian
May 29, 2012
Nuclear emergency planning overhaul draws fire
PSR's Dr. John Rachow spends more time than most thinking about the evacuation of frail populations such as nursing home residents, because he is an internist specializing in geriatric medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Source: The Gazette
May 16, 2012
Nuclear bill would have been a disaster for Iowa
In a major blow to the nuclear industry, the Iowa Legislature adjourned without passing a bill that would pave the way for MidAmerican Energy to charge ratepayers in advance for new nuclear reactor construction. PSR was among groups working in opposition to the bill.
Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
April 1, 2012
Nuclear risks too great
A letter to the editor from PSR Tampa Bay President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
March 14, 2012
Mar. 17th “Fukushima: Lessons for the Northwest”
All sessions free and open to public. Question and answer session follows each speaker.
March 11, 2012
No more Fukushimas
Chesapeake Bay Area PSR's Dr. Gwen DuBois writes that one year after the Japanese disaster, U.S. nuclear plants still face similar risks.
Source: The Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2012
Interview with Dr. Ira Helfand
PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand discusses the dangers of nuclear power.
Source: Late Nights with Jim Bohannon
March 7, 2012
Approaching the anniversary of Japanese nuclear catastrophe, PSR Docs Warn that First Responders are Dangerously Unprepared for a Fukushima-level disaster in the U.S.
One year after the Fukushima reactor crisis in Japan, no meaningful progress has been achieved in improving the ability of first responders and medical professionals to react to a disaster on a similar scale in the United States, according to a major new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).