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  • 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
  • March 11, 2009
    President Signs Omnibus Spending Bill, Promotes Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    Today President Obama signed the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, H.R. 1105, which continues the policy shift away from the build up of nuclear weapons and toward efforts to stabilize U.S. relations throughout the world.

  • February 25, 2009
    House Passes Omnibus Spending Bill, Promotes Security and Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act, H.R. 1105, and continued the policy shift away from the build up of nuclear weapons and toward efforts to stabilize U.S. relations throughout the world.

  • February 12, 2009
    Physicians Applaud Conferees for Negotiating a Cleaner, Healthier Stimulus Bill

    PSR applauds the efforts of conferees to strip unnecessary funding from the stimulus bill -- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- while promoting cleaner energy choices that will help to reduce the pollutants impacting America’s health. In particular PSR opposed funding for dirty and dangerous energy sources like coal and nuclear power.

  • January 29, 2009
    Senate Stimulus Package Shovels Unneeded Funds to Dirty, Dangerous Power Sources

    While the need to move forward with an economic stimulus plan is evident, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) points out that billions of dollars in the Senate draft for the stimulus package The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, S 336 - will be wasted on dirty and dangerous energy sources, particularly coal and nuclear power.

  • October 1, 2008
    EPA's New Public Health Standards for Nuclear Waste Dump Based on Politics, Not Protecting the Public

    New final public health radiation standards for the proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada don’t meet long held or scientific standards for safety and appear to have been pushed out in the closing months of the Bush administration, PSR charged today. The new standards for the proposed high-level radioactive waste dump were released yesterday.

  • December 5, 2007
    PSR Testifies on Public Health Risks of Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Transportation and Storage

    On Wednesday, December 5, PSR Security Program Coordinator, Jill Parillo will testify at a Department of Energy (DOE) public hearing on the proposed nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Pointing to the significant risks to human life and health posed by the transport and storage of high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Ms. Parillo argues that the proposed facility fails to offer a safe and secure solution to our nation’s nuclear waste problem.

  • February 6, 2007
    Department of Energy Budget Continues Down Wrong Path

    The priorities set forth in the fiscal year 2008 budget for the Department of Energy show an agency with a mindset stuck in the cold war. The budget proposes to build a new nuclear weapons complex and continues to promote reliance on polluting fuel sources. This budget is flawed, and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) calls on the Congress to reject these proposals.

  • January 24, 2007
    PSR Responds to the President’s State of the Union Address

    PSR is pleased the president acknowledges the energy crisis looming in this country and the challenges we face in addressing global warming. However, once again the president’s proposals are far short of the leadership we need in these areas.

  • Michigan Speaking Tour with Alfred Meyer

    PSR Board Member Alfred Meyer speaks on "Nuclear Power: What You Need to Know about Price, Pollution and Proliferation," February 12-17 in cities across Michigan.

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