September 8, 2011
Remembering "3/11": Six Months After the Fukushima Reactor Disaster, Key Lessons Appear to be Going Unlearned
Regulatory, scientific and health experts agree: The “3/11” Fukushima reactor disaster is still ongoing six month later … and some major lessons are in danger of going unheeded.
September 7, 2011
Six Months After "3/11": Experts to Discuss Where Nuclear Power Stands After Fukushima Disaster
PSR board member Dr. Andy Kanter will speak on the dangers of nuclear power during this telephone press briefing.
Source: Digital Journal
August 25, 2011
Physicians for Social Responsibility Calls for Improved Safety at Nuclear Reactor Sites
Physicians for Social Responsibility called for immediate action to improve safeguards at nuclear reactors vulnerable to seismic events such as the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the East coast on August 23, 2011.
August 7, 2011
LET’S CREATE A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE FOR ARIZONA
Do you know where your electricity comes from? In Tucson, a lot of people don’t really know if you ask them. Actually, the power grid draws electricity from a lot of places. But our own power plant is right here in the South side of our City and it burns coal (in addition to natural gas) to produce electricity. In fact, more than 40% of the electricity in the United States comes from burning coal.
Source: Tuscon Citizen
August 2, 2011
Improving Nuclear Safety
A letter to the editor from PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk on the need for nuclear reactor safety reforms.
Source: New York Times
July 25, 2011
Pull plug on Crystal River plant
A letter to the editor from PSR Tampa Bay President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: St. Petersburg Times
July 19, 2011
US nuclear regulators seek public, industry opinions
PSR and other groups have sent a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with recommendations for rule adoption on nuclear reactors.
July 13, 2011
PSR Statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Near-Term Task Force Review of Fukushima Dai-ichi Disaster
PSR supports many of the recommendations raised by the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force Review, but the report fails to recommend moving spent fuel from packed spent fuel pools to hardened on-site storage.
June 21, 2011
PSR’s Safe Energy Presents at Netroots Nation
Michele Boyd represented PSR at Netroots Nation in Minneapolis on Friday, June 17. She presented along with others in a panel discussion called Dirty Energy: The Fight against Coal, Oil, Natural Gas and Nuclear Power.
June 2, 2011
US anti-nuclear campaign buoyed by German opt-out
"We're hoping that Merkel will talk to Obama about why Germany has decided to close down reactors earlier than proposed," said Michele Boyd of Physicians for Social Responsibility. "It is very important to show that you can have an industrial country that does not use nuclear energy."
Source: Agence France-Presse
May 29, 2011
Parent anger plays role in Japan's reversal of raised radiation limits at schools
PSR was among groups criticizing Japans' radiation standards at schools in Fukushima prefecture.
Source: Los Angeles Times
May 7, 2011
Environmental Toxins: What You're Not Being Told
Chicago PSR executive director Dr. Sarah Lovinger writes about the risks of environmental toxins and the impacts of nuclear disasters like the one in Japan.
Source: Huffington Post
May 6, 2011
EPA ratchets down radiation sampling in milk, water, says levels pose no public health threat
PSR board member and past president Dr. Ira Helfand discusses radiation exposure from nuclear accidents.
Source: Washington Post
May 5, 2011
Nuclear Power Safety Rally MA State House Boston April 6, 2011
Energy and environmental groups rallied on Beacon Hill April 6, 2011, voicing concerns over nuclear energy in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear disaster.
May 2, 2011
U.S. doctors hit Tokyo radiation limit for kids
Physicians for Social Responsibility, a U.S. nonprofit organization of medical experts, has condemned as "unconscionable" the Japanese government's safety standards on radiation levels at elementary and junior high schools in nuclear disaster-stricken Fukushima Prefecture.
Source: Japan Times
April 29, 2011
PSR Statement on the Increase of Allowable Dose of Ionizing Radiation to Children in Fukushima Prefecture
It is the consensus of the medical and scientific community, summarized in the US National Academies’ National Research Council report Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation VII, that there is no safe level of radiation.
April 27, 2011
Woman at Fukushima Nuclear Plant Received Excess Level of Radiation
PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood explains the health hazards of radiation exposure.
April 26, 2011
Video: PSR Press Conference on Chernobyl Anniversary
PSR held a press conference on the ongoing impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to public health 25 years after the accident, the continuing nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, Japan, and the lessons from both for U.S. public health and safety. Click above to watch the video.
April 26, 2011
Video: Chernobyl Catastrophe: 25th Anniversary of World’s Worst Nuclear Accident
PSR board member and past president Dr. Jeff Patterson discusses the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Click above to watch the video.
Source: Democracy Now
April 26, 2011
Radiation exposure and the power of zero
PSR board member and past president Dr. Jeff Patterson explains the health impacts of radiation and the danger of the Fukushima disaster.
Source: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists