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Nuclear Weapons


The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.   The New START ratified in December 2011 is functioning, with the US and Russia completing inspections of nuclear weapons facilities.  As of early August 2012, each had completed seven inspections, and over 1000 notifications had been exchanged.  

PSR Wisconsin hosts the annual Lanterns for Peace commemoration in Madison, Wisconsin each year during the first week of August.  At this family-friendly event, we make illuminated lanterns and affirm a more peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world. 

Lanterns for Peace was held in Madison at the Vilas Park Shelter.  We had great attendance and discussion as well as even some songs.  Here are some pictures from the event.  Thanks to all who came!!  


Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists


Source: PSR National

Source: PSR National

Ira Helfand, MD challenges Millenials

Take this into your own hands - read more by clicking the image to the left



Photo cred: AFP/Getty Images

Photo cred: AFP/Getty Images

Why aren't candidates talking nuclear war

Article by Dr. Maureen McQue and Dr. Ira Helfand, PSR board members in the The Des Moines Register


PSR National is in the New England Journal of Medicine

Drs. Ira Helfand and Vic Sidel wrote: Docs and Nukes - Still a Live Issue for the November issue of NEJM.