[ RadSafe ] What's Killing The Nuclear Industry?

Clayton J Bradt CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Tue May 14 13:07:30 CDT 2013

Will any corporation ever be trusted again? Will the federal government
ever again be trusted to regulate corporations for the public good?
The trust deficit extends way beyond the nuclear industry and has seriously
eroded confidence in any of this country's institutions. It is a generally
held belief that government no longer responds to the wishes of the vast
majority of citizens, but only to a tiny elite of corporate executives and
the mega-rich. If the nuclear industry ever revives in this country, it
will be because the federal government decided to ignore the wishes of the
public. In that regard, I suppose, the chances of a revival are not so bad.

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health

-----Original Message-----
From: William Lipton <doctorbill34 at gmail.com>
To: radsafe <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Sent: Mon, May 13, 2013 1:43 pm
Subject: [ RadSafe ] What's Killing The Nuclear Industry?

As a supporter of nuclear power, who retired after working 26 years at a
nuclear power plant, it is frustrating to read the many postings and
arguments regarding LNT, hormesis, mutated tomatoes at Fukushima, the
dangers of coal,  etc.  You don't get it!

The future of nuclear power will NOT be decided by whether low level
radiation exposure is good or bad, whether the media is biased, whether our
government is controlled by antinukes, or whether other ways of producing
electricity are just as hazardous.

There is only one question that the public cares about:  Can the nuclear
industry be trusted to manage the technology?

I dare anyone to answer, "Yes," to that.

Going forward, discussions should focus on what we can do to change this
situation.  The burden of proof is on us.

Bill Lipton
It's not about dose, it's about trust.

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