[ RadSafe ] "Do Not Read This If You Are Anti-Nuclear Energy"

Otto Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Mon Dec 3 14:42:13 CST 2007

At 09:21 AM 12/3/2007, Bailly, Helen A wrote:
>Do you have proof that there is an effort to eliminate nuclear energy?
>I see a constant nit-picking effort that is perceived to have influence
>beyond its real influence. (Most of the crying about anti-nuclear
>influence is on list like this.) I also see power companies recognizing
>the economic advantages of supplying energy using nuclear power.
December 3, 2007

No, it is not "constant nit-picking".  Rather, it is an indefatigable 
and carefully orchestrated anti-nuclear effort.

For about 20 years I have watched the dedicated and tireless efforts 
of a few of anti-nuclear activists to influence members of the 
California legislature and even to apparently provide help in writing 
proposed laws to hurt the evil nuclear industry. Plans for a very 
well-designed low-level radioactive waste facility in the very dry 
and barren Mohave Desert were scrapped through political moves by 
these dedicated folks that influenced even the Federal government. 
Then they wrote a California "radioactive waste plan" that was 
nothing more than a cover for blocking any low level waste disposal 
in California ever. This is all part of the strategy to choke the 
evil nuclear power industry. When Legislative Committee votes were 
taken on this and many other antinuclear proposals, the committee 
majorities consistently sided with the two or three antinuclear 
activists who spoke in favor, while showing apparent disdain for the 
dozen or more industry representatives and radiation safety experts 
who opposed these measures.

The same small group also tried to get the legislature to fire the 
senior members of the California Department of Health Radiological 
Safety Branch because they were biased and opinionated as proved by 
the fact that so many of them were Certified Health Physicists.

This, of course, is only my personal opinion concerning past events 
based on the hours spent I at the California Capitol watching the 
processing of bills, doing some testifying and serving on a State 
radiation safety advisory committee.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
E-Mail: ograabe at ucdavis.edu
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