February 22, 2017
Dangerous new cleanup proposals for Rocketdyne
Op-ed on the DOE's failure to clean up the toxic Santa Susana Field Lab, co-authored by PSR's Dr. Bob Dodge.
Source: VC Reporter
February 18, 2017
Closing Richland nuclear plant would be a win for ratepayers, study says
A new report commissioned by Oregon PSR shows that renewables could replace the Columbia Generating Station at a lower cost.
Source: The Oregonian
October 25, 2016
Demonstrations Planned at Schumer's Offices in Fight Against Gas Pipeline
A PSR statement argues that the pipeline presents an "unacceptable risk…to more than 20 million people in the region," suggesting its immediate suspension "to avert a potential nuclear disaster."
Source: America Magazine
October 18, 2016
Medical and Disaster Experts Investigate Pipeline Construction Next to Indian Point Nuclear Plant: Prompts Strong Call to Immediately Halt Pipeline Construction and Operation
With a sense of utmost urgency, health care professionals, nuclear and disaster experts, public officials and members of the public had a first hand look this morning at the dangerous siting of the 42 inch diameter, high pressure Spectra AIM gas pipeline only 105 feet from vital structures at the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant located near two major earthquake fault lines in the most densely populated region in the nation.
October 18, 2016
Indian Point Operators Respond to Pipeline Foes' Safety Stands
Representatives of PSR led a tour of the siting of the 42-inch pipeline, which, they said was "only 105 feet from vital structures at the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant."
Source: Cortlandt Daily Voice
June 8, 2016
EPA Proposes Shocking Thousand-Fold Increase in Radioactivity Allowed in Drinking Water
Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
June 8, 2016
HealthWater EPA Proposal Allows Radiation Exposure in Drinking Water Equivalent to 250 Chest X-Rays a Year
"Clean water is essential for health," Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of PSR, said. "Just like lead, radiation when ingested in small amounts is very hazardous to our health."
March 9, 2016
Fukushima Report: 10,000 Excess Cancers Expected in Japan as a Result of 2011 Reactor Meltdowns, Ongoing Radiation Exposure
Residents of the Fukushima area and the rest of Japan will experience more than 10,000 excess cancer deaths as a result of radiation exposure from the triple-reactor meltdown that took place on March 11, 2011, according to a new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
May 14, 2015
Regulators asked to close Washington nuclear plant until crack in cooling system repaired
Oregon PSR on Wednesday petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend the plant restart until the pipe has been repaired. The group contends the fix is crucial in light of recent seismic studies showing that a major earthquake could cause more ground movement at the plant than designed to withstand.
Source: The Oregonian
January 12, 2015
Judge rejects Boeing's bid to demolish and dispose of radioactive waste without accountability
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.
November 21, 2014
U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan Power Co. For Radiation Exposure During 2011 Quake, Tsunami Rescue
“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
November 18, 2014
Nuclear critic to release a report on Richland plant
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
May 12, 2014
Nuclear Energy Is Not a Solution for Global Warming
PSR member and climate scientist Alan Robock lays out the reasons to work for clean, safe energy, not nuclear power.
Source: Huffington Post
March 13, 2014
Nuke Plant Incidents Renew Safety Questions
Chuck Johnson of Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility discusses the Columbia Generating Station, a controversial local nuclear plant.
Source: Eugene Weekly
November 1, 2013
Hanford nuke plant’s earthquake risk underestimated, group says
A new analysis by Washington and Oregon PSR says earthquake risks were seriously underestimated when the state’s only commercial nuclear-power plant was built almost 30 years ago on the Hanford nuclear reservation.
Source: Seattle Times
October 29, 2013
Experts debate 'safe' dose of radiation
Decades of research show clearly that any dose of radiation increases an individual's risk for the development of cancer, according to the Physicians for Social Responsibility.
October 25, 2013
Human Rights Experts Call for Revisions to UN Report on Fukushima Radiation
Several human rights experts are disagreeing with the report set to be released by the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation after their investigation into the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Source: Japan Daily Press
October 17, 2013
Doctors Say UN Science Report Systematically Underestimates Health Impact of Fukushima Catastrophe
As physicians concerned with the effects of radioactive fallout on human health and the ecosystem, we have reviewed the upcoming United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) report to the UN General Assembly.
September 25, 2013
Speak out Against Negligent Environmental Rulemaking
The NRC has opened hearings in select locations and by email to receive comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule. PSR feels that the Draft EIS is completely inadequate and encourages our members and others to comment at these events.
September 13, 2013
Fukushima Disaster: From Bad to Worse
Over two years after the earthquake and tsunami crippled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, the situation at the reactors remains toxic and dangerous to public health as PSR and others warned.