The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Shrader-Frechette taught at University of California before accepting an endowed chair in the Biological Sciences Department and the Philosophy Department at University of Notre Dame, where she directs the Center for Environmental Justice and Children's Health. For 28 years, the US National Science Foundation has funded her research, mostly on quantitative risk assessment, radiobiology, and energy policy. Her latest (2011) book, What Will Work, addresses solutions to climate change.
If reactors were safe, nuclear industries would not demand government-guaranteed, accident-liability protection, as a condition for their generating electricity. Escaping from liability is one of many differences between atomic power and renewable-energy sources.