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  • 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 »

  • Don't Bank on the Bomb Report

    Don’t Bank on the Bomb is the first major global report on the financing of companies that manufacture, modernize and maintain nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles. It identifies more than 300 banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers from 30 countries that invest significantly in 20 major nuclear weapons producers. 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 »

  • An Assessment of the Extent of Projected Global Famine Resulting From Limited, Regional Nuclear War

    Even a “limited” nuclear conflict would have global implications with significant cooling of the earth's surface and decreased precipitation in many parts of the world, and even a modest, sudden decline in agricultural production could trigger significant increases in the prices for basic foods and hoarding on a global scale, both of which would make food inaccessible to poor people in much of the world. Read more »

  • CTBT Today: More Reasons for Ratification

    In the years since 1999, when the United States Senate failed to ratify the CTBT, many changes have occurred. The U.S. must take the lead once again on nuclear non-proliferation and ratify the CTBT. Read more »

  • Niños Seguros y Sanos: Safe and Healthy Children

    This one-year pilot program aimed to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate training resource guide, complete with several trainer tools as well as fact-sheets and case studies about environmental health for staff of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and the Migrant and Seasonal Health Clinics. Read more »

  • Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment

    Coal ash, one of the dirtiest secrets in American energy production, burst into the U.S. consciousness three days before Christmas, 2008 when an earthen wall holding back a huge coal ash disposal pond failed at the coal-fired power plant in Kingston, Tennessee. Read more »


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