Earlier this year I learned about a book published in 2007 by Gwyneth Cravens titled, The Power to Save the World: The Truth about Nuclear Energy. Interestingly, I was already reading this book and discussing it with friends in the days leading up to the March 11th Japan earthquake. The knowledge I gained reading this book enabled me to react to this disaster from a more informed perspective. In this book, Ms. Cravens describes her journey within the US as she traces the path of uranium from its origins to its processing into fuel pellets, and ultimately to its finale as nuclear waste. Dr. Richard (Rip) Anderson, an expert in nuclear risk assessment, leads her through this enlightening journey.
On March 15th, days after the Japan Nuclear Disaster, Ms. Cravens appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation as a panelist for a program titled Assessing The Future Of Nuclear Power In The U.S.