Oregon PSR was founded in 1980 by a group of local physicians and scientists galvanized to advocate against nuclear weapons and work for the cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, where materials for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki were produced. These early founders also worked to evaluate the health of those downwind and downstream from radioactive releases from Hanford. For more than four decades, we have worked towards the day when our nation will lead the world in the abolition of these morally unacceptable weapons of mass destruction.
The United States is more vulnerable than ever to a nuclear weapon attack by terrorist groups who have no stake in deterrence, and who see our nation as the worst military aggressor of our time. Reducing our nuclear stockpiles decreases the chance of someone else stealing one or releasing radioactive materials to hurt our citizens or our allies.
Oregon’s Congressional Delegation Takes on Nuclear Weapons Threat (article by Kelly Campbell, April 2017)
It's Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons (Op-ed by Sean Tenney in The Oregonian, August 1, 2015)