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
November 25, 2009
Accident casts fresh doubt on nuclear safety
An op-ed by Dr. Gwen DuBois of Baltimore PSR on the dangers of nuclear power plants.
Source: Baltimore Sun
August 31, 2009
PSR Launches Campaign to Support Strong Climate and Energy Legislation
The Senate will soon be considering climate change and energy legislation. We need your help at this critical time to speak in support of strong legislation that confronts the growing threat from climate change while leading the U.S. towards a healthy, peaceful and sustainable future.
July 27, 2009
Is the proposed clean energy agency a dirty deal for taxpayers and the environment?
Michele Boyd, head of PSR's Safe Energy program, discusses nuclear power in the Senate climate bill.
Source: Facing South
June 5, 2009
Nuclear Reactor Shutdown Vote 20 Years Ago Reverberates Today in Actions by 900 Mayors and Renewable Portfolio Standards in 2 Dozen States
June 6, 2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of Sacramento voters going to the polls to shut down Rancho Seco, a nuclear power plant operated by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) about 25 miles southeast of the city. It was the first and only time voters shut down a nuclear power plant – but it has been called the “shot heard round the world” since it echoes to this day.
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
April 16, 2009
US GNEP programme dead, DOE confirms
A Department of Energy (DOE) spokesperson has confirmed that the domestic component of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) has been canceled.
Source: Aiken Standard, South Carolina
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 22, 2007
House Votes to Repeal Big Oil Giveaways
House Democrats completed their agenda for the first 100 legislative hours of the new Congress by passing the CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6). Approved by a margin of 264 to 163 with the help of 36 Republicans, the measure would provide $14 billion for the development of renewable energy, alternative fuels and energy efficiency technologies.
Senate Should Not Support Old, Polluting Energy Sources
There are a number of flaws in the most recently cobbled together energy bill being touted by the ‘gang of 20.’ Physicians for Social Responsibility would like to highlight two obvious reasons to oppose the bill when it is considered by the Senate this week.