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  • October 1, 2013
    Significant Victory on Arsenic in Animal Feed Lawsuit

    In the FDA’s response to the petition, to which Oregon PSR was signed on, the agency acknowledged that recent scientific reports on arsenic compounds in animal feed challenged previous assumptions of safety.

  • September 30, 2013
    Nukes of Hazard: Eric Schlosser’s "Command and Control"

    A review of Eric Schlosser's new book on nuclear weapons and the Cold War.

    Source: New Yorker
  • 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
    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 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 11, 2013
    Baltimore Tops in Air Pollution Deaths

    Baltimore has a higher rate of premature deaths from air pollution than any other city in the country

  • September 6, 2013
    Chapter asks Governor to Intervene on Coal Plants

    Chesapeake Chapter has co-signed a letter to Governor O'Malley asking the state to take greater protections to address air quality problems caused by coal-fired power plants in the Baltimore area.

  • September 6, 2013
    Chapter Comments to State on Fracking

    Chesapeake Chapter has submitted comments to the state on the draft Best Management Practices for hydraulic fracturing. We were highly critical of the state’s decision to establish best practices before conducting studies of hydraulic fracturing’s possible impacts on Marylanders’ health and of the proposed imposition of a "medical gag rule" in Maryland.

  • 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 31, 2013
    Senator Ron Wyden Deserves Support on Nuclear Waste Safety

    Source: The Oregonian
  • 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 5, 2013
    Dr. Charlie Grossman, Long-time Oregon PSR Board Member, Dies at Age 98

    Oregon PSR honors the legacy of peace activist, scientist, and community organizer Dr. Charles M. (Charlie) Grossman

  • 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
  • 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
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  • April 25, 2014
    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
    Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.