PSR-LA Board President Dr. Bob Dodge will join Rep. Judy Chu and Rev. Haruyoshi Fujimoto at an August 24 luncheon hosted by Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace.
Science & Policy Update June 2014: Nuclear Threats
On June 9 a newly declassified report by Sandia National Laboratory was released which revealed new details about the near detonation of a hydrogen bomb over North Carolina in 1961. The report, published by the National Security Archive, confirmed much of what had been disclosed about the “Goldsboro incident” last year in Eric Schlosser’s book Command and Control. After decades of denying that the crash of a B-52 bomber carrying two multi-megaton hydrogen bombs could have resulted in detonation, we now know that an explosion was just barely averted.
Court Halts Disposal of Radioactive SSFL Debris at Unlicensed Facilities
The Sacramento Superior Court granted a motion for preliminary injunction against the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) pending ...
Op Ed – Do we need nuclear power plants? No: Toxic waste too dangerous
On op-ed on the future of nuclear power in California was published today in the UT San Diego. The piece is authored by PSR-LA’s Dr. John Goldenring and Dan Hirsch of Committee to Bridge the Gap.
Press Release: California Physicians’ Group Lauds San Onofre Shutdown
Today’s decision by Southern California Edison to shut down the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant is a victory for public health, say California chapters of the Nobel-prize winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
November 17 – Dr. Jimmy Hara on The Humanitarian Consequences of a Nuclear War
PSR-LA Board Member Jimmy Hara MD will speak on “The Humanitarian Consquences of Nuclear War” on Saturday November 17 at Soka University.
August 5 – From Hiroshima to Fukushima: A Nuclear Legacy
Join PSR-LA Board Member and Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions (CPR) Co-chair Dr. Robert Dodge for a talk at 3 pm, followed at 4:30 by CPR’s annual vigil for peace and nuclear weapons abolition, commemorating the 67th anniversary of the bombings.
Lead by Example and Ratify Test Ban Treaty
PSR-LA Board Member Dr. Bob Dodge’s op-ed in Roll Call urges the US ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, citing the recent National Academy of Sciences report on the technical issues of compliance verification.
November 15–Iran: How Close To Nuclear Weapons?
For the past five years there have been concerns that Iran’s will use its nuclear program to produce nuclear weapons. These concerns have grown more acute in the last several years as Iran has steadily expanded its nuclear program.
October 20—The Nuclear Industrial Complex: How Its Price, Pollution, and Proliferation Threaten Public Health
The nuclear industrial complex provides a combination of nuclear weapons and nuclear power that are tied together in a hand and glove relationship. Through the incalculable costs of production and cleanup, the devastation of catastrophic accidents, leakage along the fuel cycle, and the long lived contamination of spent fuel, our very civilization is threatened.