My first published byline appeared in
June 1970, on an article about
radioactive waste. Nuclear issues thereafter took up two decades
of my life. Four books, countless
letters and testimony rehearsed and refined the analysis. By the beginning of the 1990s
I thought that rational argument and cumulative confirmation of
our skeptical prognoses had finally carried the day. I was
overjoyed to move on to less troubling, more positive topics.
Alas, nuclear proponents have now found a new
generation of the gullible. The claims of the proponents,
nevertheless, have long since been tested and found wanting.
Those interested can find ample historical evidence on this
website, and yet more in the Patterson