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Doomsday Clock makes an ominous move

Doomsday Clock makes an ominous move

Asheville Citizen Times, Guest Column, Feb. 13, 2015 Lewis Patrie, M.D. 3:03 p.m. EST February 13, 2015

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Nuclear Threat Still With Us

Editorial published in the Asheville Citizen Times, August 8, 2014 by Terry Clark.

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Fukushima Update – October 2013

Fukushima is by far the world’s worst story of Nuclear Power accidents. For radiation releases into the environment, to date it is four times Chernobyl and 29 times Hiroshima.

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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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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.