Nuclear Power

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:

PSR Wisconsin: Point Beach

Western North Carolina PSR: Nuclear Power

PSR-Los Angeles: Nuclear Threats

Oregon PSR: Nuclear Power

San Francisco Bay Area PSR: Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Washington PSR: Hanford

radioactive waste

Costs and Consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster

October 2012

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.

Latest Nuclear Power News & Actions

Nuclear Risks at the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

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.

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Ongoing nuclear gamble in Ukraine

Op-ed in The Hill by Robert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member.

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Local doctor encourages everyone to sign petition to safeguard nuclear plant in Ukraine

News interview on KEYT with PSR Board Member Bob Dodge, MD on the dangers of shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

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Ukraine Independence Day and six month anniversary of invasion weighs on local supporters

News interview with PSR Board Member Bob Dodge, MD on the dangers of shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

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