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PSR in the News

  • Radio Interview: Wakeup Call
    March 21, 2011

    PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand explains the human health impacts of the ongoing nuclear reactor crisis in Japan (interview starts at 46:40).

    Source: WBAI
  • Nuclear risk is just too great
    March 19, 2011

    Letter-to-the-editor by Chesapeake PSR member Dr. Gwen Dubois.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • Pam Kleiss: Keep nuclear safeguards in Wisconsin
    March 19, 2011

    An op-ed by PSR Wisconsin executive director Pam Kleiss on the dangers of nuclear power.

    Source: Wisconsin State Journal
  • Debating the dangers of nuclear power
    March 19, 2011

    A letter-to-the-editor by Dr. Roberta M. Richardson, president of Colorado PSR.

    Source: Denver Post
  • The daily news in Tokyo -- radiation levels
    March 18, 2011

    PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood explains the health impacts of radiation.

    Source: Climate Wire
  • Audio: Nuclear Experts on Japanese Crisis & US Nuclear Industry
    March 18, 2011

    PSR's Dr. Jeff Patterson spoke as part of a press conference on nuclear power at the National Press Club in Washington, DC today. Click above to listen to the press conference.

    Source: Earth Beat Radio
  • Radio Interview: Aiding Japan
    March 18, 2011

    PSR's Dr. Jeff Patterson discusses the nuclear crisis in Japan.

    Source: KQED Radio
  • Radio Interview with Dr. Ira Helfand
    March 18, 2011

    PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand explains the long-term health effects from radiation exposure from Fukushima.

    Source: Democracy Now
  • Half of U.S. nuclear reactors over 30 years old
    March 15, 2011

    "If a plant was operating for a certain period of time, what assurances do we have that it's mechanically sound," said Ira Helfand, a board member at Physicians for Social Responsibility. "Given what's happened in Japan, do we really want nuclear plants operating here?"

    Source: http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/15/news/economy/nuclear_plants_us/
  • Japan's nuclear crisis calls for examination of energy solutions
    March 14, 2011

    A letter to the editor from Dr. Rich Grady, president of Washington PSR.

    Source: Seattle Times
  • US lawmakers say go slow on nuclear energy
    March 13, 2011

    Nuclear opponent Ira Helfand, board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said an overlooked threat to nuclear plants is terrorism.

    Source: Agence France-Presse
  • Japan scrambles to cool nuclear reactors, prevent new blasts
    March 13, 2011

    "The bottom line is that we just don't know what's going to happen in the next couple of days and, frankly, neither do the people who run the system," said Dr. Ira Helfand, a member of the board of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: CNN
  • Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Reactor Crisis
    March 13, 2011

    PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand's comments on the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan.

    Source: Coal Geology
  • Owner says Calvert Cliffs is safe in wake of Japan meltdown threat
    March 12, 2011

    Ira Helfand, a board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, called nuclear plants "weapons of mass destruction we build ourselves and site next to our cities."

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • Japan's Radiation Exposure: How Serious Is It?
    March 12, 2011

    "Strontium is chemicaly similar to calcium," says Dr. Ira Helfand, a board member for Physicians for Social Responsibility. "So it gets incorporated into bones and teeth and can stay there, irradiating the body, for a long time."

    Source: Time
  • Green light for polluters
    March 10, 2011

    An op-ed co-authored by Western North Carolina PSR's Dr. Lewis Patrie.

    Source: News & Observer
  • BPA ban necessary for Maine
    March 5, 2011

    A letter to the editor by Daniel S. Oppenheim, PhD, MD, president of Maine PSR, on the need for regulation of bisphenol-A.

    Source: Portland Press Herald
  • We must build on 40 years of cleaner air and better public health
    March 4, 2011

    An op-ed co-authored by Austin PSR's Dr. Lisa Doggett and Marian Morris about the importance of the EPA's work for clean air in Texas.

    Source: Austin American-Statesman
  • Pennsylvanians didn't vote for dirtier air
    February 25, 2011

    Dr. Robert Little, co-chairman of Harrisburg PSR, co-authors this op-ed on the Congressional attempt to strip EPA of its power to enforce clean air and water laws.

    Source: Patriot-News
  • EPA To Issue New Pollution Regulations
    February 21, 2011

    The Environmental Protection Agency today is expected to issue regulations on pollution from big boilers and incinerators. Dr. James Plumb of Philadelphia PSR sees the equation as simple. “Just another step we need to take to protect human health and lives.”

    Source: CBS Philly
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