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Climate Change and Famine

Climate change is already threatening the Earth’s ability to produce food. These effects are expected to worsen as climate change worsens.


Costs and Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster

By Steven Starr, MT (ASCP), PSR Senior Scientist The destruction of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, caused by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami, resulted in massive radioactive contamination of the Japanese mainland. In November 2011, the Japanese Science Ministry reported that long-lived radioactive cesium had contaminated 11,580 square miles (30,000 sq …

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Particulate Matter

What You Need to Know About Your Health Fact sheet on health impacts of particulate matter.


Chromium Fact Sheet

A brief overview of the dangers to health from hexavalent chromium in coal ash.


Big Issues in Coal Ash Disposal

The Environmental Protection Agency is currently receiving public comments on its proposed regulations for coal ash handling and disposal. PSR strongly supports the option called “Subtitle C,” which would create uniform, federally enforceable standards that would greatly strengthen protections for human health.


Coal Ash Toxics: Damaging to Human Health

The toxic substances found in coal ash can inflict grave damage to the human body and the environment. These substances have been shown to escape from some coal ash disposal sites, contaminating the air, land, surface waters, and/or underground aquifers that feed drinking water wells.