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by Dr. Jeremy Whitlock


To The Globe and Mail regarding comments by David Martin (Sierra Club) on reactor vulnerability to terrorist attacks:

2001 December 19

To the Editor:

Did anti-nuclear activist David Martin really refer to reactor containment buildings as "little more than tin boxes"? (December 19, 2001) This is typical of the irrationality that has infected the world after 911, and quite ironic since Martin's "tin boxes" are probably the most robust buildings on this planet. Why is there no uproar about the myriad of far-more-toxic materials stored on industrial sites and within our cities, in containers that actually are "little more than tin boxes"? Martin is harnessing 911 panic to further his agenda, and that is a form of terrorism no less worthy of scrutiny.


Jeremy Whitlock