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
January 6, 2012
Time to fix our nuclear waste disposal system
An op-ed by PSR Board member Dr. Jeff Patterson on the dangers of nuclear waste.
Source: Santa Monica Daily Press
October 9, 2011
October marks the 25th anniversary of Reykjavik
Gorbachev reflects on the historic summit at Reykjavik that came close to an agreement on nuclear abolition. 25 years later, PSR and colleague organizations remain committed to making that vision real.
Source: Project Syndicate
September 21, 2011
The 9/11-3/11 connection
Tilman Ruff, PhD, chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, on the vulnerability of nuclear reactors to terror attacks.
Source: Japan Times
September 12, 2011
Explosion at Nuclear Facility in France Kills 1, Injures 4
Six months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster started in Japan, there are reports of another nuclear accident.
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 10, 2011
Nuclear power is still too costly and too risky
An op-ed by Iowa PSR's Dr. Maureen McCue.
Source: Des Moines Register
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