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  • NRC Rushing Nuclear "Waste Confidence" Process

    Comments from PSR and other environmental groups on the scope of study that should be required in an analysis of environmental impacts of continued on-site storage by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRC). 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 »

  • Video: Marco Kaltofen on Airborne Radiation Spread

    Interview with Marco Kaltofen, PE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, about his research studying airborne radioactive particles from Fukushima and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. 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 »

  • Fukushima and the Future of Safe Energy in the United States

    This presentation from the 2011 Student PSR conference was led by Dr. David Richardson and PSR board member Dr. Andy Kanter and dealt with the Fukushima nuclear crisis and covered radiation and health and the consequences of such an event in the US. Read more »

  • Health risks of the releases of radioactivity from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors

    Earlier this week the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization modeled how the dispersion of radioactive plumes from the Daiichi reactors would reach the west coast of North America. 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 »

  • Small Modular Reactors

    Some proponents of nuclear power are advocating for the development of small modular reactors as the solution to the problems facing large reactors, particularly soaring costs, safety, and radioactive waste. Unfortunately, small-scale reactors can’t solve these problems, and would likely exacerbate them. Read more »

 

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