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  • September 27, 2013
    EPA made the right move toward cleaner coal plants

    A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg Co-President Dr. Robert Little.

    Source: Patriot News
  • September 25, 2013
    Speak out Against Negligent Environmental Rulemaking

    The NRC has opened hearings in select locations and by email to receive comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule. PSR feels that the Draft EIS is completely inadequate and encourages our members and others to comment at these events.

  • September 24, 2013
    Nurses and doctors educate lawmakers on the dangers of chemicals

    On Friday, PSR and the American Nurses Association held an informational briefing for US Senators and staff on the health hazards of chemicals in consumer products and the environment.

  • September 13, 2013
    Fukushima Disaster: From Bad to Worse

    Over two years after the earthquake and tsunami crippled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, the situation at the reactors remains toxic and dangerous to public health as PSR and others warned.

  • September 13, 2013
    Rally at the Rio

    Physicians for Social Responsibility New Mexico was pleased to participate in Rally at the Rio on 3 August, 2013, sponsored by 350.org, and in partnership with numerous environmentally oriented organizations - New Energy Economy, Audubon-NM, Citizens Climate Lobby, Wild Earth Guardians, and more.

  • September 3, 2013
    Defining Appropriate Action in Syria

    An op-ed by PSR-Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.

    Source: Huntington News
  • August 31, 2013
    We need to take this light to others

    It was a small group of South Asian immigrants who gathered this week in the basement of a local physician, Mohammad Khalid, in Potomac, Maryland.

    Source: Dawn
  • August 25, 2013
    Air board will start monitoring pollution next to SoCal freeways

    This LA Times article quotes Angela Johnson Meszaros of PSR-Los Angeles, which is among the groups that sued the EPA last year to force it to require fine-particle pollution monitoring near Southern California freeways.

    Source: Los Angeles Times
  • August 19, 2013
    Natural Gas: The Bridge to Nowhere

    PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the environmental impacts of natural gas and its contribution to climate change.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • August 8, 2013
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Solemn anniversaries

    A letter to the editor from PSR/Florida President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • August 1, 2013
    Duke Energy won't build nuclear plant

    Duke Energy is scuttling plans for a nuclear power facility in the state. Duke Energy has been charging nuclear cost recovery fees for the planned $24.7 billion plant in Levy County. Through these fees, Duke customers have paid $1.5 billion for the Levy County plant so far.

    Source: Bay News 9
  • August 1, 2013
    Hiroshima’s Legacy: The Obsolescence of War

    An op-ed by PSR Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.

    Source: Huntington News
  • July 30, 2013
    Nurse protests nuclear weapons at local plant

    Greater Kansas City PSR's Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, was arrested during a protest of the Kansas City Nuclear Weapons Plant. Many other PSR members participated in the protest.

    Source: Kansas City Nursing News
  • July 20, 2013
    Nuclear waste bill endangers public health

    California PSR chapter leaders on the dangers of nuclear waste.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • July 10, 2013
    The courage to act on climate change

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson co-authored this op-ed on the need for action on climate change.

    Source: The Roanoke Times
  • June 28, 2013
    United for Healthy Air

  • June 20, 2013
    No such thing as a safe number of nukes

    An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand.

    Source: CNN
  • June 19, 2013
    Physicians Applaud Progress on Nuclear Security

    On Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a meaningful step towards reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons in his speech by Brandenburg Gate.

  • June 19, 2013
    Do we need nuclear power plants? No: Toxic waste too dangerous

    An op-ed on the dangers of nuclear power co-authored by PSR Los Angeles member Dr. John Goldenring.

    Source: U-T San Diego
  • June 7, 2013
    California Physicians’ Group Lauds San Onofre Shutdown

    Today’s decision by Southern California Edison to shut down the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant is a victory for public health, say California chapters of the Nobel-prize winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).

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  • October 15, 2016
    Boston Symposium
    A one-day Symposium to examine the catastrophic public health consequences of climate change and the ways that climate change will increase the risk of conflict, including nuclear war.