February 23, 2010
PSR Board Member Dr. Ira Helfand Speaks Out Against License Renewal of Vermont Yankee Reactor
PSR Board Member Dr. Ira Helfand spoke at a teach-in to over 300 people, including members of the Vermont legislature, in Brattleboro, VT on February 21, 2010 to discuss the public health impacts of the Vermont Yankee reactor. The Vermont Yankee reactor which was voted down overwhelmingly (26-4) on February 24, 2010 by the Vermont Senate.
February 16, 2010
Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes President Obama's Nuclear Loan Guarantee
President Obama announced today that DOE will issue $8.3 billion in a 'conditional' loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle site in Burke County, Georgia.
February 1, 2010
Obama's nuclear loan guarantees draw broad opposition
PSR and other groups are working to stop President Obama's plan to triple loan guarantees for nuclear power plants.
Source: USA Today
January 29, 2010
Obama Said to Seek $54 Billion in Nuclear-Power Loans
PSR Safe Energy Program Director Michele Boyd discusses the risks of proposed nuclear power loans.
January 28, 2010
Reaction to State of the Union Address
PSR applauds President Obama’s recommitment to reducing the threats to human life and health posed by nuclear weapons and climate change, while also expressing deep concern about his support for building new unsafe and polluting nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants.
January 24, 2010
Lobbying, global warming, economy portend revival of nuclear power in U.S.
PSR's Michele Boyd criticizes a proposed energy bank that would give money to coal and nuclear power.
Source: The News Tribune (Washington state)
December 30, 2009
New Uranium Mill May Be Coming Soon
The Paradox Valley in western Colorado may soon have a new plant to process ore from hundreds of new and reopened uranium mines. The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment that Energy Fuels Inc. had completed its application to build a uranium mill near t he town of Nucla, about 220 miles southwest of Denver. If approved, the Piñon Ridge plant would be the first uranium mill built in the United States in 25 years. The state of Colorado says reviewing the application for the plant — which would process up to 1,000 tons of uranium ore a day –- will take 12 to 14 months.
Source: New York Times
December 11, 2009
Climate change bill draft calls for more clean energy, greenhouse reductions
Wisconsin PSR's Pam Kleiss discusses the possibility of relaxed nuclear power rules in a new Wisconsin global warming bill.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal
December 2, 2009
Groups rally to safekeep moratorium
Jeff Patterson, national president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, voiced his concerns regarding nuclear energy and the health issues related to exposure to radioactivity.
Source: UW Badger Herald (Wisconsin)
December 1, 2009
Nuclear power gets attention at the capitol (Audio)
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, national president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says considering safer alternatives are available, this is not the time to revive the nuclear industry.
Source: Wisconsin Radio Network
November 25, 2009
Accident casts fresh doubt on nuclear safety
An op-ed by Dr. Gwen DuBois of Baltimore PSR on the dangers of nuclear power plants.
Source: Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2009
PSR Launches Campaign to Support Strong Climate and Energy Legislation
The Senate will soon be considering climate change and energy legislation. We need your help at this critical time to speak in support of strong legislation that confronts the growing threat from climate change while leading the U.S. towards a healthy, peaceful and sustainable future.
July 27, 2009
Is the proposed clean energy agency a dirty deal for taxpayers and the environment?
Michele Boyd, head of PSR's Safe Energy program, discusses nuclear power in the Senate climate bill.
Source: Facing South
June 5, 2009
Nuclear Reactor Shutdown Vote 20 Years Ago Reverberates Today in Actions by 900 Mayors and Renewable Portfolio Standards in 2 Dozen States
June 6, 2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of Sacramento voters going to the polls to shut down Rancho Seco, a nuclear power plant operated by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) about 25 miles southeast of the city. It was the first and only time voters shut down a nuclear power plant – but it has been called the “shot heard round the world” since it echoes to this day.
June 4, 2009
Agencies seek input on nuclear plant rules
Almost nine years after the Sept. 11 attacks awakened the nation to the danger of terrorism, two federal agencies charged with protecting nuclear plants from attack and reacting to a potential disaster are seeking comment on their plans.
Source: Pottstown Mercury, Pennsylvania
May 28, 2009
Decisions due on future energy sources
An op-ed by PSR member Gerald A. Drake, MD on the dangers of nuclear power.
Source: Traverse City Record Eagle, Michigan
May 21, 2009
Climate Bill Clears Hurdle, but Others Remain
The House Energy and Commerce Committee, splitting largely along party lines, approved on Thursday the most ambitious energy and global warming legislation ever debated in Congress.
Source: New York Times
April 28, 2009
Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag
A ghost from the nuclear industry's early years has reappeared. It is not public apprehension about safety or disposal issues this time, but the staggering cost of building nuclear reactors.
Source: Associated Press
April 25, 2009
Small hole not the first found at Shippingport’s nuclear power plant
Thursday’s discovery of a small hole in the steel lining of the reactor containment building of Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station’s Unit 1 wasn’t the first time a breach has been found there, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman said Saturday.
Source: Times of London
April 23, 2009
A Setback in the ‘Nuclear Renaissance’
A Missouri utility said on Thursday that it was suspending its efforts to build a new nuclear reactor, making its proposed plant, Callaway 2, the first of the “nuclear renaissance” reactors to fall by the wayside.
Source: New York Times