Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash
February 22, 2015
Important piece on toxic coal ash, featuring PSR's Barb Gottlieb explaining the health impacts.
Source: Vice News
How Coal Kills
February 17, 2015
According to Coal's Assault on Human Health, a report by PSR, coal combustion releases mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and other substances known to be hazardous to human health.
Source: Scientific American
PSR Security media hits for 2015
February 9, 2015
Dr. Bob Gould at the Oakland Climate March
February 7, 2015
KPFA interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Bob Gould at the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland on February 8th.
When a train derails in your backyard
February 4, 2015
A letter to the editor from PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
A dramatic doomsday warning to the world
January 23, 2015
An op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Decisions about environment affect our health
January 14, 2015
An op-ed from Florida PSR's Dr. Lonnie Draper.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
Judge rejects Boeing's bid to demolish and dispose of radioactive waste without accountability
January 12, 2015
PSR-Los Angeles was part of the lawsuit against Boeing, working to clean up the Santa Susanna plant site, where a partial nuclear reactor meltdown was never adequately cleaned up.
Nuclear Security: U.S. Government Should Humanize, Not Modernize
December 31, 2014
Op-ed by PSR's Theresa Shaffer on modernization and the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference.
Source: Common Dreams
Risks From Oil Terminal
December 30, 2014
A letter to the editor on the public safety risks of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, WA, by WPSR Executive Director Laura Skelton and member Dr. Michael Soman.
Source: New York Times
Letter: Cardiologist thanks Cuomo for fracking decision
December 27, 2014
PSR-NY member, Dr. Bart Schoenfeld, offers his thanks to Gov Cuomo for banning fracking in New York.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
Maine Voices: Human frailties, near misses make case for abolishing nuclear arms
December 23, 2014
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. James H. Maier on the potential for catastrophic nuclear arms accidents.
Source: Portland Press Herald
Letter: Analyses support decision to ban fracking statewide
December 23, 2014
Research analyses confirm need for ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing and thank New York Govenor Cuomo for choosing to protect the state's health and water sources.
Source: Times Herald-Record
Why Columbia's ash pond was given 'high' hazard potential rating
December 18, 2014
"If you live in a community where there is uncovered dry coal ash deposit and the wind blows you may be inhaling cadmium," PSR's Barbara Gottleib said. "The threats from cadmium are pretty severe: kidney disease, lung diseases like emphysema."
'Routine' planning hearing raises questions about L.A.'s oversight on oil drilling
November 24, 2014
"The purpose of a city, the primary purpose of a city, is to ensure that its residents are safe," says Angela Johnson Meszaros, a lawyer with Physicians for Social Responsibility, who is working with the drill site's neighborhood groups.
U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan Power Co. For Radiation Exposure During 2011 Quake, Tsunami Rescue
November 21, 2014
“It may not be taking in evidence that the doses that were assumed to be on board the USS Reagan may have been under-reported,” said Dr. Robert Gould, a former Kaiser pathologist who is president of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: CBS San Francisco
Efficiency standard clears the air, saves cash
November 21, 2014
A letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren on how energy efficiency helps public health and saves money.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
Nuclear critic to release a report on Richland plant
November 18, 2014
A report on used nuclear fuel management at the nuclear power plant near Richland will be released Wednesday in Seattle by Heart of America Northwest and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: Tri-City Herald
Fire retardant chemicals found in small group of Californians
November 12, 2014
PSR's Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains how fire retardants impact health.
Source: San Jose Mercury News
Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock
October 24, 2014
A new report, Prescription For Change, calls on supermarket chains to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics. PSR-SF joined forces with several other public health groups to voice their concerns about this growing health issue. Ninety-three percent of doctors are concerned about the meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a new poll released by Consumer Reports.
Source: Kansas City InfoZine