Interview with California’s ‘Nuclear Terminator’ — Ben Davis shut down nuke plant in ’89, now he’s at it again (VIDEO)

Published: November 27th, 2011 at 8:33 pm ET


Things have been on edge a bit over here, so finding this brightened up the day

If you haven’t yet, take a look at the Nuclear Hotseat podcast. Quite an impressive array of interviews by an educated and well-spoken host. Unfortunately, there are a fair share of broken podcast links in the website, but you have two more options:

  1. Go to iTunes store and search for Nuclear Hotseat and subscribe free
  2. Visit and download the podcasts individually

Here are a few interviews you may want to download right away:

  1. Interview with Aileen Mioko Smith (August 9, 2011), Executive Director of Green Action – Japan, based in Kyoto, about her work with families of Fukushima on evacuation issues; Download Podcast (Right-click, then ‘Save as’):
  2. Interview with Daniel Hirsch (July 5, 2011), lecturer on Nuclear Policy at UC Santa Cruz and President of Committee to Bridge the Gap; Download Podcast (Right-click, then ‘Save as’):
  3. Interview with Kevin Kamps (August 23, 2011) of Beyond Nuclear, a longtime leading opponent of government and industry efforts to dump nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Kevin also has extensive knowledge about the risks of radioactive waste generation and storage at reactor sites, and transportation through communities across the country. In addition, Kevin focuses on eliminating federal subsidies for new reactors and other wasteful nuclear projects such as reprocessing. Prior to joining Beyond Nuclear he was for eight years the Radioactive Waste Specialist at Nuclear Information and Resource Service. Kevin has traveled to Chernobyl in Ukraine and founded a Michigan chapter of the international Chernobyl Children’s Project, which brings child victims of the Chernobyl accident to the United States for medical help. He has also worked with radiation victims in the U.S. and Canada, including those living near uranium mines and downwind from the Nevada Nuclear Weapons Test Site. Kevin has addressed communities in the U.S. and overseas, as well as governmental forums and federal, state, and local government agencies; Download Podcast (Right-click, then ‘Save as’):

Below is the YouTube clip of Nuclear Hotseat’s November 23 interview with Ben Davis, who heads the proposed California ballot initiative to shut down all nuclear reactors in the state and drafted an earlier petition that led to the closure of the Rancho Seco nuclear power plant in 1989:

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Published: November 27th, 2011 at 8:33 pm ET


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