[ RadSafe ] What's Killing The Nuclear Industry?

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Tue May 14 19:13:25 CDT 2013

At 12:07 PM 5/14/2013, you wrote:

>Will any corporation ever be trusted again? Will the federal government
>ever again be trusted to regulate corporations for the public good?

         The federal government can't regulate itself for the public good.
How can it possibly be expected to regulate anyone or anything else for
anyone's good?

Steven Dapra

>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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