February 11, 2011
Colorado environmentalists challenge planned uranium mill
Sheep Mountain Alliance alleges that the state of Colorado did not hold adequate public hearings and that the licensing violates a state law prohibiting uranium mills near areas that already have high levels of heavy metals in their water.
Source: Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2011
WPSR and others say NO MORE COAL!
A bill introduced Thursday in the state House will protect Washington families from the harmful health effects of burning coal for electricity and help build the economy of the community now hosting the state’s lone coal-burning power plant.
January 26, 2011
Experts: "Clean" Energy Standard Should Not Include Nuclear, Coal
If Congress and the White House intend to move forward with a “clean energy standard” (CES), it will be a huge contradiction to include nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants, according to three experts.
September 29, 2010
IEER/PSR: 'Small Modular Reactors' No Panacea for What Ails Nuclear Power
The same industry that promised that nuclear power would be "too cheap to meter" is now touting another supposed cure-all for America's power needs: the small modular reactor (SMR). The only problem is that SMRs are not only unlikely live up to the hype, but may well aggravate cost, safety, and environmental problems, according to a new fact sheet prepared by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and PSR.
Source: PR Newswire
July 22, 2010
Lessons from the Gulf for nuclear reactors
An op-ed from PSR Board President Dr. Jeff Patterson on the need for regulation.
Source: Southtown Star (lllinois)
June 28, 2010
Green energy should not include nuclear
Dr. Richard Clapp, a former board member of Greater Boston PSR, writes an op-ed on the costs of nuclear energy.
Source: Fall River Herald News (Massachusetts)
June 24, 2010
Did the Nuclear Industry and Politicians Learn Anything from the BP Oil Spill?
This article quotes PSR on the dangers of deregulating nuclear reactors, as proposed in the American Power Act.
May 21, 2010
Capitol Hill Briefing on the Risks of Nuclear Reactors
Dr. Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis at the Vermont Law School, presented his research on the high and rising cost of building nuclear reactors. He found that cost estimates by reactor venders and utilities in the 1970s and 1980s were extremely low compared to actual reactor construction costs, and that the same pattern of cost underestimation is happening again now.
May 18, 2010
Nuclear Power Industry Welcomes Health Effects Study
PSR's Safe Energy Director Michele Boyd on the potential health impacts of nuclear power.
April 28, 2010
Recommitting to a Nuclear-Free World: An Evening with Helen Caldicott, MD
On March 25, WPSR members, new supporters, and old friends came together to meet with renowned nuclear weapons abolitionist and PSR Co-Founder Helen Caldicott, MD.
March 26, 2010
Join Us in a Day of Action April 29, 2010
Join PSR for our Day of Action as we work to protect the environment, secure a nuclear weapons free world and prevent massive nuclear and coal subsidies. Get involved with other physicians, scientists and concerned citizens to ensure a safer, healthier future.
February 24, 2010
What are the real dangers of tritium?
PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand speaks out on the potential health risks of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer (Vermont)
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 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 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