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
March 13, 2013
Fukushima Two Years Later: Another Nuclear Reactor Bites the Dust!
Two years after the cataclysmic induced but human caused reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan, much remains to be done for nuclear safety in the United States.
March 10, 2013
Navy Vets Say Fukushima Meltdown Made them Sick
Participating in a New York symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and PSR, two former Navy sailors testify about their exposure to radiation from Fukushima disaster.
Source: CBS News
February 6, 2013
The danger of relying on nuclear power plants
An op-ed by Chesapeake PSR steering committee member Dr. Gwen DuBois on nuclear power.
Source: Baltimore Sun
January 15, 2013
Groups: Nuclear Energy Institute Is Pushing NRC to Shortchange Environmental Review of Long-Term Radioactive Waste Storage
The nuclear industry’s trade association is pushing so hard to get the NRC to do a hurry-up version of a court-ordered environmental impact statement on the long-term storage of nuclear waste that it is even pressuring the federal agency to rely on such unsatisfactory “evidence” as secret reports that the agency has reported as being lost, according to supplemental comments filed today by 24 leading national and grassroots environment groups.
January 3, 2013
24 Groups: NRC Rushing Nuclear "Waste Confidence" Process, Not Satisfying Court-Ordered Requirements
In documents filed Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal agency envisions for the process.
October 9, 2012
Radio Smart Talk Interview with Dr. Andy Kanter
A radio interview with PSR president Andy Kanter, MD, MPH on nuclear power.
October 4, 2012
Limerick nuclear plant pollutes, depletes water supply
Radiation can cause cancer and DNA damage. There’s no safe level, according to Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Mercury
August 2, 2012
From Hiroshima to Fukushima: A Nuclear Legacy
PSR leader Dr. Robert Dodge reminds us, "Our collective ability to effect change is far greater than we realize."
Source: Ventura County Reporter
July 12, 2012
Groups: U.S. Shares 'Mindset' Behind Japan's Nuclear Disaster
"American regulators and the federal government should take heed," said Physicians for Social Responsibility Executive Director Catherine Thomasson. "This report should serve as a warning that the U.S. has the same colluding system between industry, regulators and government."
Source: Environment News Service
July 12, 2012
Groups: Japanese Report on Fukushima Reactor Disaster Is “Real Wake Up” Call for Sleeping U.S. Regulators
The same underlying “man-made” problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the English-language version of the official report of the Japanese Parliament’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission.
July 11, 2012
Green coalition unveils statewide renewable energy plan
Maureen McCue, the coordinator for Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, said "improving sustainable infrastructure not only makes for a healthier economy, it betters the well-being of Iowans themselves."The Iowa Renewable Energy Jobs 2020 unveiled a new plan Tuesday to fight just that — pushing to create 20,000 jobs and save consumers $1 billion statewide each year in energy costs by the year 2020 through development of renewable energy in Iowa.
Source: The Daliy Iowan
July 5, 2012
Changes at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Dr. Allison MacFarlane to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of outgoing Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s term.
June 19, 2012
PSR supports the nomination of Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today announced its endorsement of Dr. Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
June 18, 2012
Shut down the Northwest's only nuclear power plant
An op-ed by Dr. John Howieson, a retired radiologist and an advisory board member of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Oregonian
May 29, 2012
Nuclear emergency planning overhaul draws fire
PSR's Dr. John Rachow spends more time than most thinking about the evacuation of frail populations such as nursing home residents, because he is an internist specializing in geriatric medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Source: The Gazette
May 16, 2012
Nuclear bill would have been a disaster for Iowa
In a major blow to the nuclear industry, the Iowa Legislature adjourned without passing a bill that would pave the way for MidAmerican Energy to charge ratepayers in advance for new nuclear reactor construction. PSR was among groups working in opposition to the bill.
Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
April 1, 2012
Nuclear risks too great
A letter to the editor from PSR Tampa Bay President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
March 11, 2012
No more Fukushimas
Chesapeake Bay Area PSR's Dr. Gwen DuBois writes that one year after the Japanese disaster, U.S. nuclear plants still face similar risks.
Source: The Baltimore Sun
March 8, 2012
1 year after Fukushima, business as usual here
PSR Wisconsin's Bill Christofferson on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
Source: Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinal