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Webinar: Health Risks of Nuclear Power

Issue: nuclear power

Type: video

As PSR chapters promote the transition to clean renewable energy, some are finding that nuclear power is being proposed as renewable. This webinar explores exactly why nuclear is not clean, not safe and not renewable. Citations Citations for Damon Motz-Storey’s slides EIA – Nuclear Energy Explained Nuclear Regulatory Commission – United States Operating Power Reactors …

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30 Years Living with Chernobyl, 5 Years Living with Fukushima

Issue: nuclear power

Type: report

Health Effects of the Nuclear Disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima This report, co-released by PSR and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, provides detailed and sobering updates of these two sentinel events.


Nuclear Power: Not a Healthy or Safe Solution for the Clean Power Plan

Issue: climate change | nuclear power

Type: fact sheet

New nuclear power was not included as an option for state implementation of the Clean Power Plan. Allowing credit for keeping older nuclear plants running was ultimately excluded from the final Clean Power Plan as well. There are many good reasons for this. Physicians for Social Responsibility is strongly opposed to nuclear power as an …

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Costs and Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster

Issue: nuclear power

Type: fact sheet

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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Nuclear Power and Public Health: Lessons from Fukushima, Still Dangerously Unprepared

Issue: nuclear power

Type: report

One year after the Fukushima reactor crisis in Japan, no meaningful progress has been achieved in improving the ability of first responders and medical professionals to react to a disaster on a similar scale in the United States.


The Lessons of Fukushima and Chernobyl Briefing Book

Issue: nuclear power

Type: report

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 …

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Evacuation Zones for Nuclear Reactors

Issue: nuclear power

Type: map

In the case of a nuclear reactor accident, what can be done? Do you live within 50 miles of a nuclear reactor? One third of Americans do. Property contaminated by nuclear materials is not covered by insurance, so if your house is affected, you could be displaced permanently and lose everything. Use our mapping tool …

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Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive: The Truth About Nuclear Power

Issue: nuclear power

Type: fact sheet

The nuclear industry seeks to revitalize itself by manipulating the public’s concerns about global warming and energy insecurity to promote nuclear power as a clean and safe way to curb emissions of greenhouse gases and reduce dependence on foreign energy resources. Despite these claims by industry proponents, a thorough examination of the full life-cycle of …

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