Nuclear Power Is Not a Safe Alternative to Fossil Fuels
Nuclear weapons aren’t the only nuclear threat to public health. Nuclear power is dangerous to human health, and it is not a source of safe or clean energy. For decades, PSR health professionals have drawn attention to the health impacts of nuclear power and nuclear power plants, including the dangers to nearby communities. The climate crisis is a health emergency, and fossil fuels are a major contributor to climate change.
As leaders seek alternative sources of energy, some are pointing to nuclear power as a feasible alternative to oil and gas and dirty fossil fuels. Unfortunately, nuclear power is just as dirty and unsafe, as research by PSR and other partner organizations has shown.
Local Chapter Work
Some PSR chapters continue to do vital work regarding nuclear power at the local and state levels.
PSR Chapters working on nuclear power issues:
Since Russia took over the plant in March, there has been major concern over the safety of the plant and the risk of a potential nuclear incident. Read PSR’s new fact sheet on the dangers.
News interview on KEYT with PSR Board Member Bob Dodge, MD on the dangers of shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
News interview with PSR Board Member Bob Dodge, MD on the dangers of shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.