I was the first environmentalist in the United States to publicly support nuclear power starting in 2000. The Center is the only environmental organization in the United States that has aggressively promoted nuclear power. Although the nuclear industry has not acknowledged our role, they know these facts to be true. Ask them if you do not believe this to be true.
I dreaded the day that I would awaken to a nuclear meltdown or any serious nuclear accident. Now that nightmare scenario is reality. I woke up on March 11th to the news that there was a major nuclear accident in Japan. Three explosions have followed and Fukushima is now being touted as an accident worse than Chernobyl.
What is a pronuclear environmental advocate to do?
I was called crazy to support nuclear power way before other environmentalists followed. I put it out there because I knew that I was right. And that the science and logic supported my position. I will accept the crazy label as I continue to support the technology. Even as I am vilified by the anti crowd and not acknowledged by the nuclear industry. Science, logic and the right energy policy are their own great rewards.