Nuclear Power is Not the Answer

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Nuclear Power is Not the Answer

Helen Mary Caldicott – 2011-04-20


Please view this video. It is literally a matter of life and death…yours and your family. Dr. Caldicott is employed by neither government or corporate business, so she is free to speak the truth. While I agree that the public should not be unnecessarily panicked, I also agree with the idea that the public deserves the truth of any given issue so as to make up their own minds as to how they will respond. Having dealt with nuclear power since the late 1960s, I can assure you that the information Dr. Calidicott presents here is largely true. This is why Germany, from whence the nuclear scientists originated, has now said they are closing ALL their nuclear plants. Perhaps it is time we wake up to the reality that no nuclear plant can be made absolutely safe. And we must break the mass media news blackout of the five multinational corporations…for self defense.


Helen Mary Caldicott (born 7 August 1938) is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Caldicott attended the Fintona Girls’ School, and received her medical degree in 1961 from the University of Adelaide Medical School. In 1977 she joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston, and taught pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School from 1977 to 1978. In 1980, following the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, she left her medical career in order to concentrate on calling the world’s attention to what she refers to as the “insanity” of the nuclear arms race and the growing reliance on nuclear power. In 1982, she was the subject of the controversial Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada documentary on the dangers of nuclear weapons, entitled If You Love This Planet. Citing confidential memos, Caldicott says that the Hershey Foods Corporation was concerned about radiation levels in milk used in their products because of the proximity of the Three Mile Island accident to Hershey’s Pennsylvania factory. According to Caldicott, citing a 30 March 1979 study by the Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering, radiation contaminants that fell on the Pennsylvania grass found its way into the milk of the local dairy cows. Caldicott noted this was contrary to the findings in the government official report released shortly after the Three Mile Island disaster. Caldicott disputes this report in her book, Nuclear Power is Not the Answer..

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