NH #365: Nuclear Hotseat 7th Anniversary! + Prof. Heidi Hutner’s film ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN: Voices of Women from Three Mile Island

Anniversary time!

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Anniversary time!  Nuclear Hotseat – Now beginning its 8th year of  weekly programs on nuclear issues… “from a different perspective.”

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This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Dr. Heidi Hutner is a professor of Sustainability and English at Stony Brook University, and a scholar of nuclear and environmental history, and ecofeminism.  We get heads-up information on her two most recent projects: the book, ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN: VOICES OF WOMEN FROM NUCLEAR DISASTERS, and the film, ACCIDENTS CAN HAPPEN: VOICES OF WOMEN FROM THREE MILE ISLAND.  To view the sizzle reel from the film, CLICK HERE

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

A purported West Point Mechanical Engineer who serves as a Vice President at Holtec Nuclear, makers of 5/8″ thin stainless steel high level radioactive materials storage tanks that we’re supposed to believe will work, seems to think that the tanks can’t leak because the nuclear contents are not a liquid!  No, really, she said it at 11 min 15-18 seconds in on this video of a public meeting with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

Video courtesy Mary Beth Brangan and James Heddle of EON3.net

Activist Shout-Outs:

Congratulations to Dennis Riches, a long time listener and supporter living in Japan, on his just published a book of  blog posts on nuclear –  Sayonara Nukes: The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons.  It is a selection of essays posted between 2011 and 2016 on Dennis’ blog www.nf2045.blogspot.com. By the terms of the grant with which it was published, this limited run of 800 books is being distributed at no cost to recipients by the Center for Glocal Studies. Request a free copy of Sayonara Nukes by sending an email to gl[email protected]. You may be requested to pay for the cost of shipping… but it’s worth it!