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
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 25, 2013
Governor Unveils Strong Climate Action Plan
Governor Martin O'Malley has released a new climate action plan to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent in Maryland.
Source: Maryland Department of the Environment
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.
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).
May 30, 2013
Nuclear is not the answer
A letter to the editor from Dr. Gwen L. DuBois, Chesapeake PSR steering committee member.
Source: Baltimore Sun
May 22, 2013
Greens to Corps: 'Comprehensive' coal study a must
PSR is among groups asking for a “single, comprehensive” environmental impact statement on proposed coal terminals in Washington State.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
May 16, 2013
Omaha Residents Deliver Nearly 1,000 Petitions to Omaha Public Power District
Representatives from Greater Omaha PSR and other organizations testified at the OPPD board meeting, asking for the utility to collaborate on a plan to clean up or phase out the outdated power plant and invest in clean energy.
Source: eNews Park Forest
May 3, 2013
Video: East Bay Lawmaker Wants Toxics Out of Insulation
Sarah Janssen, MD, speaking on behalf of NRDC and PSR, discusses the health impact of toxic flame retardants.
April 29, 2013
Video: Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor?
Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of Oregon PSR talks about some of the new research on "obesogens", the specific class of chemicals that appear to promote weight gain in humans and possibly other mammals.
Source: Huffington Post
April 26, 2013
Audio: Political Perspectives
Radio interview with Oregon PSR leaders and essay contest winners discussing the Particles on the Wall exhibit, which focuses on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
April 23, 2013
PSR chapters in Oregon and Washington Hire Economist to Evaluate Nuclear Plant
PSR will be working with economist Robert McCullough to examine the business case for an early retirement of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant.
Source: Wall Street Journal
April 22, 2013
World’s First Free, For Credit, University-Level Training Portal NextGenU.org Launched Globally
PSR is pleased to announce co-sponsorship of the worldwide launch of NextGenU.org for advancement of public health education with three completely free, for credit university-level training.
April 22, 2013
Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking
PSR-Philadelphia board member Walter Tsou, MD MPH, joined protests against hydraulic fracturing, a form of natural gas extraction that exposes nearby residents to toxic gases and fluids.
Source: CBS Philly
April 22, 2013
Florida PSR Concerned over Fracking Legislation
Florida PSR and the Florida League of Conservation Voters, in honor of Earth Day and respect for our Mother, are bringing attention to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.