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Anyone Listening to Dr. Caldicott Anymore?

Doesn’t look like it. Apparently she’s trying to create controversy with many in the environmental community over nuclear. Maybe nuclear really isn’t as bad as she believes . . .

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DV8 2XL said…
Caldicott has become irrelevant, her particular brand of hyperbole is now passe. Even in antinuclear circles she no longer commands the respect she once did.
Anonymous said…
Never underestimate the power of zealots, especially when the mainstream media is on their side.

If an energy bill with strong nuclear provisions approaches passage, she and her ilk may come roaring back.
Anonymous said…
especially when the mainstream media is on their side.

this inaccurate cliche is getting tired. maybe this was true right after TMI, but most nuclear power stories in the MSM today are quite balanced, pointing out that many support a "nuclear renaissance" to help address global warming. Patrick Moore and James Lovelock quoted everywhere, NEI quoted everywhere. So where's this supposed media bias?

Unless by "on their side" you mean that not every MSM outlet (except possibly Fox) is not rabidly and exclusively PRO-nuclear.
gmax137 said…
I just read the comments on the linked piece. If you want yet more examples of what the anti-nukes are saying, go read them yourself. They are basically closed minds repeating the same old stuff over & over again, with a sprinkling of back-to-nature decentralizers & doomers. So while Dr Caldicott may be on the marginalizing slope, she still has followers ("Helen is a genius...")
Bozena said…
Dr. Caldicott is not only right, but should be considered the SAINT of this Earth. I just can not believe how many people are ignorant on the subject of nuclear energy..., not knowing that nuclear power plants produce deadly radioactive wastes, that will be active for thousands of years!!! and if we will not stop nuclear industry right now we'll destroy Life on Earth completely !!! and our duty is to protect it!!!

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