The horrible hidden history of nuclear accidents,
radiation tests, criminally negligent waste disposal, of nuclear
explosions and stockpiles, is slowly coming to light,
thanks to whistleblowers inside government and out. But the
information will be meaningless unless it leads us to a profound
revision of policy.
U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary began a
heroic task of opening up long-closed government files and
exposing radiation testing, nuclear accidents, fatally dangerous
waste disposal techniques. The issues of nuclear testing and
stockpiles are at long last front page news, and the Nuclear Non-
Proliferation Treaty and Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty are becoming household words. The current flow of information is a welcome change. Hopefully this is a
sign, not of partisan political differences, but growing
awareness about our responsibility to "blue-sky" the past so we
can begin to heal our wounds. It is important that the flow not be cut off.
In 1987, we published a "Peace Release" with information about
nuclear accidents which we'd been able to unearth. The National
Education Association republished that chart in their newsletter
to members. We are in the process of bringing this list up to date, and ask
you, the reader, to help.
PLEASE let us know of any and all verifiable nuclear and military accidents
that are not on the following (admittedly incomplete) list.
NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS -- WHO'S IN CONTROL?