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A New START unveiled; historic step towards the global elimination of nuclear weapons
April 8, 2010
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), signed today by President Obama and Russian President Medvedev, is, “a historic step towards addressing our nation’s primary public health challenge – the continued risk of a nuclear weapon detonating in a city in the United States of America,” according to the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).
“PSR calls on the Senate to work towards the ratification of the START in the same bi-partisan spirit that has been a characteristic of previous discussions on arms control treaties. Without the two largest nuclear arsenals in the world making these initial modest cuts, we will continue to see the spread and threat of nuclear weapons increase,” said PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk. “With strong leadership from both Democrats and Republicans, we can reduce that threat, improve our security and send a message to the world that the days of nuclear weapons are numbered.”
“One of the important elements of this treaty is that it provides a state of the art verification process that will replace the weak alternative created by the Moscow Treaty under President Bush,” said PSR Security Programs Director David Hart. “While New START contains modest cuts, equally important is that this agreement sets the stage for nuclear disarmament to be placed back on the international agenda and for improved, more stable relations with Russia.”
Click here to hear PSR Executive Director Peter Wilk’s thoughts on new START and Bridget Nolan’s breakdown of the Treaty ratification process.
Zero Is the Only Option
In March 2010, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and PSR docs Vic Sidel and Ira Helfand published a major new briefing paper on the global climate and health effects of nuclear war. Zero is the only option was produced for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Read more »
Steps to Safety (for General Audiences)
PowerPoint presentation on how nuclear weapons put the United States at risk today--and how we can reduce and eventually eliminate the danger posed by the thousands of nuclear weapons still stockpiled in nuclear arsenals, the tons of nuclear bomb making material vulnerable to theft by extremists, and the specter of more nations potentially seeking nuclear weapons. Read more »
PSR Reports Fall 2010
Inside this issue: the Environmental Health Policy Institute; New START victory; coal ash health threats; and 2009 Financial Statement. Read more »
In the Spotlight
December 3, 2013
Climate Change: Impacts on Public Health
Open to the public, this dinner program highlights the relationship between climate change and health, and provides ideas for mitigation. Featuring keynote speakers Dr. George Luber and Meredith Jagger.