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  • Washingtonians Demand ‘Coal to Green by 2015’
    September 28, 2010

    Dr. Steven Gilbert, president of Washington PSR, explains the health impacts of coal plants.

    Source: CommonDreams.org
  • Hundreds to Rally at EPA Hearing on Coal Ash in Louisville
    September 27, 2010

    Barbara Gottlieb, deputy director of the Environmental Health Program for Physicians for Social Responsibility, says coal ash contains 19 harmful heavy metals, including arsenic, lead and mercury. "And these substances, if they're eaten or drunk or inhaled, can cause cancer. They can cause nervous system impacts such as cognitive deficits and developmental delays. They affect virtually every major organ system in the human body."

    Source: Public News Service
  • Activists Speak Out at EPA Coal Ash Hearing
    September 27, 2010

    PSR's Barbara Gottlieb discusses the need for coal ash regulation in this article on an EPA coal ash hearing in Kentucky.

    Source: WFPL News
  • For children's sake, move away from coal
    September 26, 2010

    According to “Coal’s Assault on Human Health,” a report by Physicians for Social Responsibility, coal pollutants have been linked to four of the five leading causes of death in our nation, including cancer, stroke, heart disease and chronic lower respiratory diseases.

    Source: News Tribune
  • Hundreds of concerned citizens demand EPA protections from toxic coal ash
    September 17, 2010

    Hundreds of concerned citizens gathered in Chicago today urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pass strong, federally-enforceable safeguards for coal ash, the toxic remains left over from coal-fired power plants. Citizens traveled to Chicago from across Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Indiana to testify about the harmful effects of coal ash on their health, neighborhoods and communities. The hearing is one of seven the EPA is holding this month on its proposal to finally regulate toxic coal ash.

    Source: WisPolitics.com
  • Coal ash disposal in Kansas City region
    September 17, 2010

    Yesterday Earthjustice and Physicians for Social Responsibility released a detailed report entitled Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment. The Kansas City region has some seven or eight coal ash disposal sites. Coal ash is toxic.

  • Doctors, environmentalists urge coal waste regulation
    September 17, 2010

    An organization of doctors joined an environmental group Thursday to encourage the EPA to adopt tougher regulations for coal ash waste, which they say is toxic. The 1.2 billion-gallon spill of wet coal ash from a breached dam near Kingston, Tenn., just before Christmas 2008 received national attention, but it didn't reveal the full dimensions of the health threats from coal ash waste, according to Dr. Peter Wilk, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Electric Light & Power
  • Sides raise concerns over coal ash at EPA hearing in Dallas
    September 9, 2010

    PSR member Dr. Karen Lewis spoke in support of labeling coal ash as hazardous waste at an EPA hearing in Dallas this week.

    Source: Dallas Morning News
  • UAB medical students launch Pakistan relief drive
    September 9, 2010

    Medical students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have launched a drive to collect supplies for flood-ravaged Pakistan.

    Source: UAB News
  • Farmland is being readied for a nuclear crop
    September 5, 2010

    Anne Suellentrop of Kansas City PSR speaks out against a planned nuclear weapons parts plant.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • Banning BPA a wise decision for Maine
    September 4, 2010

    An op-ed by PSR Maine board member Jeffrey Peterson, MD on the health hazards of Bisphenol-A.

    Source: Press Herald
  • Coal gunk gets its day
    August 31, 2010

    Dr. Roberta Richardson, president of Colorado PSR, discusses the health impacts of toxic coal ash.

    Source: Denver Post
  • Feds hear two sides of coal ash debate
    August 31, 2010

    PSR's Barbara Gottlieb testified at an EPA hearing, urging the government to regulate dangerous coal ash.

    Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
  • Coal Ash: Menace or Nuisance? Oregonians Can Weigh In
    August 26, 2010

    Oregon PSR President Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains the dangers of coal ash.

    Source: Public News Service
  • Protect our children; support ban on BPA use
    August 21, 2010

    An op-ed on the health effects of bisphenol-A by Dr. Robert Dodge of PSR Los Angeles.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • Madison Lanterns for Peace event commemorates Nagasaki anniversary
    August 11, 2010

    As survivors buried the dead in the wake of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, so has time begun to bury their memories. But a small group in Madison persists in its effort to pay homage to the victims and keep alive what they believe is at the core of history’s lesson: peace.

    Source: Isthmus Daily Page
  • Ending the global threat of nuclear weapons
    August 7, 2010

    An op-ed on the dangers of nuclear weapons by PSRLA Board member Dr. Robert Dodge.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • New START treaty should be ratified
    August 3, 2010

    An op-ed by PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the New START Treaty.

    Source: Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)
  • Clear and present nuclear threats
    July 25, 2010

    A review of the new film Countdown to Zero, which features PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand.

    Source: Boston Globe
  • Lessons from the Gulf for nuclear reactors
    July 22, 2010

    An op-ed from PSR Board President Dr. Jeff Patterson on the need for regulation.

    Source: Southtown Star (lllinois)
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