June 7, 2013
California Physicians’ Group Lauds San Onofre Shutdown
Today’s decision by Southern California Edison to shut down the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant is a victory for public health, say California chapters of the Nobel-prize winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).
May 30, 2013
Nuclear is not the answer
A letter to the editor from Dr. Gwen L. DuBois, Chesapeake PSR steering committee member.
Source: Baltimore Sun
April 26, 2013
Audio: Political Perspectives
Radio interview with Oregon PSR leaders and essay contest winners discussing the Particles on the Wall exhibit, which focuses on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
April 23, 2013
PSR chapters in Oregon and Washington Hire Economist to Evaluate Nuclear Plant
PSR will be working with economist Robert McCullough to examine the business case for an early retirement of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant.
Source: Wall Street Journal
March 27, 2013
Savanah River Site Not for Spent Fuel
PSR President Dr. Jeff Patterson and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) find some common ground as both oppose using the Savannah River Site as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel from across the country
Source: Aiken Standard
March 13, 2013
Fukushima Two Years Later: Another Nuclear Reactor Bites the Dust!
Two years after the cataclysmic induced but human caused reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan, much remains to be done for nuclear safety in the United States.
March 10, 2013
Navy Vets Say Fukushima Meltdown Made them Sick
Participating in a New York symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and PSR, two former Navy sailors testify about their exposure to radiation from Fukushima disaster.
Source: CBS News
January 15, 2013
Groups: Nuclear Energy Institute Is Pushing NRC to Shortchange Environmental Review of Long-Term Radioactive Waste Storage
The nuclear industry’s trade association is pushing so hard to get the NRC to do a hurry-up version of a court-ordered environmental impact statement on the long-term storage of nuclear waste that it is even pressuring the federal agency to rely on such unsatisfactory “evidence” as secret reports that the agency has reported as being lost, according to supplemental comments filed today by 24 leading national and grassroots environment groups.
January 3, 2013
24 Groups: NRC Rushing Nuclear "Waste Confidence" Process, Not Satisfying Court-Ordered Requirements
In documents filed Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal agency envisions for the process.
December 20, 2012
Nuclear Power Plant Flood Risk: Sandy Was Just a Warm Up
PSR Board President Dr. Andy Kanter comments on emergency preparedness in natural disasters and the added risk from nuclear reactors.
Source: Tucson Sentinal
December 12, 2012
Latest soil tests at Santa Susana Field Lab site shows radioactive material remains
Denise Duffield, associate director for PSR/LA calls finding "astonishing" and says remediation efforts have failed.
Source: Daily News - Los Angeles
October 9, 2012
Radio Smart Talk Interview with Dr. Andy Kanter
A radio interview with PSR president Andy Kanter, MD, MPH on nuclear power.
October 5, 2012
Debates Offer Opportunity to Weigh Candidates’ Positions
Below is a list of important questions for you to pose to your candidates for public office on the phone, by email, in letters to the editor and at public events. Please keep the list handy.
October 4, 2012
Limerick nuclear plant pollutes, depletes water supply
Radiation can cause cancer and DNA damage. There’s no safe level, according to Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Mercury
August 2, 2012
From Hiroshima to Fukushima: A Nuclear Legacy
PSR leader Dr. Robert Dodge reminds us, "Our collective ability to effect change is far greater than we realize."
Source: Ventura County Reporter
July 12, 2012
Groups: Japanese Report on Fukushima Reactor Disaster Is “Real Wake Up” Call for Sleeping U.S. Regulators
The same underlying “man-made” problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the English-language version of the official report of the Japanese Parliament’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission.
July 12, 2012
Groups: U.S. Shares 'Mindset' Behind Japan's Nuclear Disaster
"American regulators and the federal government should take heed," said Physicians for Social Responsibility Executive Director Catherine Thomasson. "This report should serve as a warning that the U.S. has the same colluding system between industry, regulators and government."
Source: Environment News Service
July 11, 2012
IPPNW Bike Tour Japan 2012
In August, 40 medical students from around the world will bike 500 km from Nagasaki to Hiroshima to demonstrate their commitment to abolishing nuclear weapons. PSR is being represented by PSR/Iowa's Michelle Gin.
July 5, 2012
Changes at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Dr. Allison MacFarlane to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of outgoing Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s term.
June 19, 2012
PSR supports the nomination of Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) today announced its endorsement of Dr. Allison Macfarlane as chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).