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Getting In Touch With ABC News on "Loose Nukes"

I'm sure things are very tough for some of our friends in the research reactor community today. It's never fun to have to deal with hostile media, and it's even worse when some of the methods reporters use start shading the line between legitimate journalism and infotainment.

If anyone feels compelled to write, here are the names of the principal contacts at ABC:

Ms. Kerry Smith Marash, VP for Editorial Quality
ABC Television Network
47 West 66th Street — 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023-4446

Mr. John Zucker, Exec VP
ABC Television Network
77 West 66th Street — 16th Floor
New York, NY 10023-6201

Mr. Townsend Davis, Executive Counsel, Law and Regulation
ABC Television Network
77 West 66th Street — 16th Floor
New York, NY 10023-6201

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Adam said…
You might want to talk to someone at Reed. A friend of mine at Reed told me about this story, and how they're trying to pass off the nearby chemistry department building as having been the reactor building. Obviously, a building that wasn't actually the reactor was going to be a lot less guarded. Might want to check that out.
ravin said…
that is in fact true...
While I'm not at Reed anymore, I was alerted to this story recently by friends who are still Reactor Operators there.
Apparently the 'reactor door' that the abc team says was unlocked was just a room in the adjacent Chem building on the 3rd floor. It had a radioactive materials sign on it and a liquid scintillation counter inside.
The reason (I'm presuming) the abc team got things confused is that walking around the chem building is actually allowed (gasp!) in the day time for just about anyone. Which is one of the reasons that the reactor displaycase is actually placed in the foyer to that building. The reactor itself... while closeby, in another builing.
Jakemeister said…
I guess we should just take your word that you are just another poor unfortunate victim of the MSM and then do nothing!

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