Physicians for Social Responsibility

In, 2011, during Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Caplan revealed to Beltway and national reporters how ill-equipped and vulnerable America’s reactors are to a future tragedy. Coinciding on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Caplan simulated PSR’s evacuation-zone plans for a disaster response. “There is no safe level of radiation exposure,” said Jeff Patterson, MD, immediate past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “One of the basic tenets of medicine is that if you don’t have a cure for something, you should prevent it from happening in the first place,” said Alan H. Lockwood, MD, a member of the Board of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “The only way to avoid nuclear accidents is to not build nuclear reactors.”