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  • Generations at Risk

    Of the more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commercial use today, only a small fraction have been adequately examined for toxic effects in humans and other life forms. Read more »

  • Bad Actor Chemicals: As Featured in the 2010 TOXIE Awards

    The chemical industry attempts to cast doubt on the legitimate, peer-reviewed research that indicts toxic chemicals. The more people know about these "bad actors," the more they will insist that California‚Äôs Green Chemistry program be strong enough to phase out these chemicals quickly and replace them with safer products or processes. Read more »

  • Fukushima Accident Report

    The official report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission from the National Diet of Japan (Executive Summary). Read more »

  • Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century

    The Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident Read more »

  • The U.S. and Nuclear Terrorism

    This report on nuclear terrorism in the US provides detailed analysis of the medical and public health consequences of nuclear terrorism or accidents. Read more »

  • The Lessons of Fukushima and Chernobyl Briefing Book

    The 25th Anniversary of the nuclear reactor accident in Chernobyl on the Belarus-Ukraine border serves to remind us of the dangers to public health posed by nuclear power. The importance of reacquainting ourselves with the ongoing difficulties at the Chernobyl disaster site and surrounding lands are underscored by the March 2011 disaster at the Daiichi nuclear power plant complex near Fukushima Japan. Read more »

  • Children, Teens, and the Japan Disaster

    As we all know, Japan is suffering through a horrific disaster caused by the 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and probable meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Unfortunately, this crisis will not end any time soon. I have already heard a variety of fears that young clients have expressed as they grapple with this tragedy. Children and teens who have, themselves, experienced traumas and/or losses will be more susceptible to what has happened in Japan. The amount of news that is watched on television may also increase the anxiety level of children and teens. Read more »

  • Shock and Awe Hits Home

    The military operational costs of the war in Iraq, now greater than $500 billion, have surpassed those for the entire Vietnam conflict. These escalating operational costs are alarming, yet the long-term public health costs will be much greater. Read more »

  • Hambruna Nuclear: Mil Millones de Personas en Riesgo

    The Spanish-language version of the PSR report "Nuclear Famine." Read more »

  • Consequences of a Single Failure of Nuclear Deterrence

    Only a single failure of nuclear deterrence is required to start a nuclear war, and the consequences of such a failure would be profound. PSR Senior Scientist Steven Starr, February 2011. Read more »

 

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