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Ira Helfand Video: The medical, environmental and humanitarian consequences of nuclear war

Ira Helfand, M.D. Co-President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Dr. Helfand delivered a presentation “Confronting Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century” on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at The Social Hall of The Asheville Jewish Community Center. The event was sponsored by The Western North Carolina Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Subsequently, Dr Helfand has produced a video which makes a clarion call for each of us to actively support the abolition of nuclear weapons. It is downloaded from YouTube and follows:

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Fukushima, Mar 2012 & Post-Fukushima Program

We believe the U.S. must quickly develop a clear plan to phase-out existing nuclear reactors at the earliest possible date and replace their power with clean, sustainable energy sources. This phase-out implies a speedy end to nuclear fuel production, and to uranium mining, importation and processing.

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Coal Ash a Toxic Threat

Asheville Citizen-Times; Asheville, N.C. ; Author: Terry Clark; Date: Feb 23, 2012; OPINION

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Testimony against a new Hydrogen Bomb Factory

"Act now to oppose the proposed H-bomb factory in Oak Ridge," as reported by Dr. Lewis E Patrie in the November 25th issue of the Mountain Express (vol.16/Iss.18)

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Mission Statement

PREVENTING WHAT WE CANNOT CURE: Physicians for Social Responsibility is the medical and public health voice working to prevent the use or spread of nuclear weapons and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and the toxic degradation of the environment.