Nuclear historian: 'Science without history is just ignorance'

Complete with mushroom cloud, this piece about my work appeared in the online edition of KATU Portland.  It is based on a press release about Fukushima and my work.  It has been interesting to see this story make its way around the web and be edited in the most minor ways to be published as an original story.  The actual author, the talented Angela Yeager, works here at Oregon State.  Here’s the piece:

CORVALLIS, Ore. –The long-standing conflicts over nuclear power and the risks of radiation exposure are nothing new – in fact, the debate over the damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant in Japan are similar to arguments happening between scientists, governmental agencies and the public since 1945, according to an Oregon State University expert on the history of science. (read more at KATU news)

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