No more Fukushimas
March 11, 2012
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
1 year after Fukushima, business as usual here
March 8, 2012
PSR Wisconsin's Bill Christofferson on the anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
Source: Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinal
Nuclear Power Bill to be Considered by Commerce Committee on March 8
March 7, 2012
Three speakers, representing representing PSR/Iowa and other groups presented lessons learned from Fukushima and why they believe adding additional nuclear power in Iowa is a bad idea for environmental reasons.
Source: Blog for Iowa
Interview with Dr. Ira Helfand
March 7, 2012
PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand discusses the dangers of nuclear power.
Source: Late Nights with Jim Bohannon
Health Professionals Organize to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Worldwide
March 5, 2012
An article on the prevention of nuclear war by PSR's Drs. Ira Helfand and Howard Frumkin will be published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Source: The Lund Report
It's five minutes to midnight
March 3, 2012
PSR-Los Angeles Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the need to reduce nuclear arsenals.
Source: Ventura County Star
Phase out reliance on coal and use efficient energies
February 29, 2012
A letter to the editor from Harrisburg PSR's Dr. James E. Jones.
Source: The Patriot-News
Tougher law needed
February 26, 2012
A letter to the editor from Maye Thompson of Oregon PSR on the Safe Chemicals Act.
Source: The Oregonian
Expert and author on coal and health is in Fairbanks
February 16, 2012
Dr. Alan H. Lockwood, an Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University of Buffalo and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, was in Fairbanks as a guest of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Northern Alaska Environmental Center.
Source: Fairbanks Daily News
O'Malley Makes Pitch For Offshore Wind Power
February 15, 2012
PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains the public health costs of coal-fired power plants.
Obama Administration Cuts Vital Programs Combating Nuclear Terrorism
February 14, 2012
The prestigious Fissile Material Working Group included a quotation from Dr. Thomasson in their just released analysis of President Obama's FY 2013 budget.
Source: Fissile Materials Working Group
Lessons from Fukushima
February 7, 2012
Dr. Barbara Warren on the public health dangers of nuclear power.
Source: Tucson Citizen
Living in the dusty shadow of coal mining
January 28, 2012
While there has been limited research in Australia on the health effects of coal mining, extensive studies in the US by the Physicians for Social Responsibility found people living in high coal-producing counties had higher rates of cardiopulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension and kidney disease compared with people in non-coal-producing counties.
Source: The Australian
Proposed clean car standards would save Pa. families money
January 15, 2012
Dr. Robert Little, co-chair of Harrisburg Physicians for Social Responsibility, explains the health impacts of particulate matter from car exhaust.
Source: The Carlisle Sentinel
Nuclear plant opponents in Fla. voice concerns
January 12, 2012
Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, president of PSR Florida, said the new nuclear units just aren't worth the risk. It's been proven, she said, that even low levels of radiation can cause cancer.
Source: Washington Examiner
EPA Passes Mercury Emissions Ruling
January 12, 2012
Arizona PSR participated in actions to encourage the EPA to pass more stringent mercury emmissions controls for industries such as coal plants, waste management of coal burning, and others. This article includes a statement from Arizona PSR on the good news of the EPA ruling.
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson: Time to fix our nuclear waste disposal system
January 9, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, PSR president- elect, explains the importance of fixing our nuclear waste disposal systems. Read more to find out what needs to be done.
Source: The Capital Times
Time to fix our nuclear waste disposal system
January 6, 2012
An op-ed by PSR Board member Dr. Jeff Patterson on the dangers of nuclear waste.
Source: Santa Monica Daily Press
PSR-LA Asks for Review of EPA Action on Air Pollutants
January 4, 2012
PSR-Los Angeles, along with NRDC and Communities for a Better Environment, are asking a federal appeals court to review an action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that lets a local air quality agency avoid monitoring pollutants from area freeways.
Source: Long Beach Report
Republicans undermining environmental protections
December 28, 2011
A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.
Source: Buffalo News