Policy Watch/Advocacy Efforts2022-03-07T12:45:06-08:00

Policy Watch/Advocacy Efforts

SF Bay PSR works diligently to advance science- and health-based policy and regulatory solutions to the interlinked public health emergencies of militarization and nuclear weapons, systemic racism and social inequity, environmental degradation, and the climate crisis.

Below please find quarterly updates and highlights regarding our advocacy work.

To read more, please see our newsletters, and visit PSR National’s website here.

Special thanks to SF Bay PSR interns Daisy Valdivieso and Allie Smith for their work tracking and researching policies.

SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office Re: Draft Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS-0542) written by Snake River Alliance. While fuel for all nuclear reactors is dangerous, the fuel for the proposed VTR is especially concerning. In addition to uranium, plutonium would also be required to fuel the reactor. The proposed use of plutonium presents typical risks of contamination and hazardous waste, but also the additional danger of nuclear proliferation and the threat of terrorism. Plutonium is a key component of nuclear bombs, and its proposed use as fuel for the VTR will set a dangerous precedent for the nuclear energy industry in the future. READ MORE …

SIGNED: Letter to U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office ...

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