PSR-LA’s founding mission of protecting public health from nuclear threats is as critical today as it was when we were founded over 40 years ago. In fact, many experts believe the risk is greater now than at any other time in our history. Nuclear power continues to be promoted as a solution to the climate crisis, despite its enormous public health and safety risks. Radioactive waste and contamination are exceedingly toxic to health and remain so for millennia, threatening communities and vital ecosystems throughout the country. The health and environmental impact of nuclear weapons production, testing and waste causes disproportionate harm to women, children and people of color.
PSR-LA’s Nuclear Threats program educates, engages, and mobilizes health professionals, frontline nuclear communities, and coalition partners to fight for a safe, healthy, and just future by working for nuclear weapons abolition, truly clean and sustainable energy, strong safety measures for radioactive waste, and the full cleanup of contaminated nuclear sites. Given the devastating force of nuclear weapons and the long-lived toxicity of radioactive waste, health protective nuclear policies are vitally important.
How to Get Involved
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