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  • 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).

  • March 6, 2012
    PSR Report: U.S. First Responders, Medical Infrastructure Not Prepared for Fukushima-Level Reactor Crisis in the United States

    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).

  • March 1, 2012
    CANCELED. Mar. 16th: Private screening of Fukushima documentary

    WPSR hosts a private screening of an inside look at the 2011 tsunami and nuclear crisis.

  • February 16, 2012
    No More Solyndras

    With more than 15 times the Solyndra loan guarantee on the line, U.S. taxpayers being kept in the dark about huge Vogtle risks; nine groups cite NRC law violation in going to court to block Vogtle licensing.

  • February 7, 2012
    Lessons from Fukushima

    Dr. Barbara Warren on the public health dangers of nuclear power.

    Source: Tucson Citizen
  • February 6, 2012
    Ailing Crystal River Nuclear Reactor Finally Closed

    PSR is pleased to note Duke Energy’s wise decision to permanently shutter the troubled Crystal River nuclear reactor in Florida. This decision comes three years after the reactor was initially shut down as a result of repeated cracks in the reactor’s containment vessel. This decision is a victory for public safety.

  • January 19, 2012
    PSR Iowa Leads Fight Against Nuclear Subsidies

    As the nuclear industry renews its effort to persuade legislators, taxpayers and ratepayers to prop up its uneconomic industry, PSR Iowa is leading a grassroots campaign against an advanced cost recovery bill, a measure which would enable utilities to collect the capital expense for a new nuclear reactor in advance from their customers.

  • January 12, 2012
    Nuclear plant opponents in Fla. voice concerns

    Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, president of PSR Florida, said the new nuclear units just aren't worth the risk. It's been proven, she said, that even low levels of radiation can cause cancer.

    Source: Washington Examiner
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