Public attitudes toward nuclear energy from WASH-1250
Today I'd like to announce a very important addition to APR's permanent
list of separate or "stand alone" pages, which you can see linked from
the right side margin bar. This new page includes all of the content of
Appendix III of AEC report WASH-1250; this appendix covers the entire
history of public opinion on nuclear energy from inception until the
time WASH-1250 was printed in final draft form in July, 1973.
document is, in this author's opinion, of deep and fundamental
importance. This AEC treatise is essentially the history - from the
AEC's perspective - of the development of anti-nuclear sentiment in the
nation. It is highly significant to note how many things mentioned in
this treatise still exist, and how some of the predictions made in it
I would highly suggest everyone in the nuclear
industry who is in a position to communicate with the public give this a
thorough read all the way through.