Oregon PSR was founded in the early 1980s by a group of local physicians and scientists galvanized to advocate for nuclear weapons abolition, recognizing that the only cure for nuclear war is prevention. In 1985, we shared in the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to our international affiliate International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), for our work to highlight the health effects of nuclear weapons testing. For nearly four decades, we have worked towards the day when our nation will lead the world in the abolition of these morally unacceptable weapons of indiscriminate destruction, and nuclear disarmament remains a key component of our work for a more safe, just, and healthy world.
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, Oregon PSR Associate Director, in The Oregonian, August 2015)
What Does Peace Really Mean? Reflections on a Visit to Hanford's B Reactor (article by Damon Motz-Storey, Oregon PSR Program Assistant, July 2017)