The Natural Resources Defense Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA, Southern California Federation of Scientists, Committee to Bridge the Gap, and the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition have filed formal letters of objection to the Trump Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) over its proposal to walk away from its cleanup obligations at the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).
The Trump Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it intends to leave almost all of the contaminated soil in its area of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) not cleaned up, despite admitting that would violate the legally binding agreement it entered into with California in 2010.
Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown
The tremendously destructive Woolsey Fire has been widely reported as beginning “near” the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL or Rocketdyne), but it appears that the fire began on the Rocketdyne property itself.
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Rocketdyne) burned in the Woolsey fire, threatening toxic exposures from contaminated dust, smoke, ash and soil. The Department of Toxic Substances Control denies risk that it created by delaying the long promised cleanup.
Join us on Wednesday, November 14 for an exciting discussion with Dr. Tilman Ruff, co-President of International Physicians for the Prevent of Nuclear War and founding chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, winner of the 2017 Noble Peace Prize. The event is from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Westminster Chapel of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90010.
On October 2 and October 16, 2018 Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles conducted Health Ambassador Program trainings at Harbor UCLA Family Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center respectively.
PSR-LA is proud to announce the second annual Don’t Mourn, Organize training event for health professionals on Sunday, November 4th from 8:30 a.m. – 1 pm. at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
On September 8, the national Rise for Climate Day of Action is bringing people together for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, calling on state and local elected officials to take aggressive action on climate change, protect frontline communities, and create good jobs in the clean energy economy.
California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike
On Tuesday, August 28, the California Senate voted to approve AJR 33, a resolution that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective policies. The Senate also approved AJR 30, a resolution that supports federal legislation to restrict the President’s sole, unchecked authority to launch a first nuclear strike.
Right now, 3.6 million pounds of highly radioactive nuclear waste at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) near San Diego are in the process of being buried on the beach, just 100 feet from the ocean and a mere few feet above the water table. This puts the health and safety of the community and environment at alarming risk. Demand a better solution.
Los Angeles has added its name to a growing number of individuals, organizations, and cities that are calling for the United States to take action to prevent nuclear war. On Wednesday, August 8, the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve a resolution that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective policies
PSR-LA seeks to fill a full-time Toxics Program Coordinator position whose primary function is the management of PSR-LA’s Toxics Program.
PSR-LA is pleased to announce the following events to remember the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan and to advocate for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.