with Peter Sinclair
Senator Inhofe. What a surprise.
The Oilahoma connection:
“It is alleged that Karen Silkwood was negligently or purposefully contaminated with plutonium, while working at Kerr-McGee’s Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site investigating safety violations at the plant. Her activism and November 1974 death were the subject of the 1983 film Silkwood. In a civil suit against Kerr-McGee by the Estate of Karen Silkwood, Judge Frank Theis told the jury, “If you find that the damage to the person or property of Karen Silkwood resulted from the operation of this plant, Kerr-McGee is liable.”
The jury rendered its verdict of $505,000 in damages and $10,000,000 in punitive damages. On appeal, the judgment was reduced to $5,000. In 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court restored the original verdict (Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corp., 464 U.S. 283 (1984)). The suit was headed for retrial when Kerr-McGee settled out of court in 1986 for $1.38 million, admitting no liability.”
Kerr-McGee and its successors have been heavily invested in the energy biz in the state.
right, I forgot about the Silkwood connection.
This is no longer a science fiction movie Mr. McCain.
Nuclear power is not safe.
That last line is a prophecy. As things get worse and worse with climate change, they will keep trying to pretend that it’s a HUGE surprise, and that only in our wildest science fiction would anybody have thought this was possible, and so on, and so on.
I think my goal, as I gradually become a bitter old man (assuming I live that long) will be to make sure that nobody forgets the truth: We were warned.
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