The problem is, a lot of people still don’t believe it. “People are really afraid that the Pacific is so contaminated that you can’t eat any fish anymore,” [Colorado State University chemist Georg] Steinhauser says. “It’s not true, and I find it very difficult. This is one of the biggest challenges in my work.”
The biggest problem with nuclear power – aside from the fact modern thinking has isolated the industry with 1970s technology – is public relations. It doesn’t matter how little radiation gets released, or how much is already in the environment. People – in this case, mostly liberals – ignore the science and stick their heads in the barely radioactive sand.