Karen Silkwood

Karen SilkwoodKaren Silkwood was a nuclear power plant technician and union activist who exposed health and safety violations by her employers. She was killed in a suspicious car accident in 1974.

36 years ago, in May 1979, in a lawsuit filed by Bill Silkwood on behalf of his grandchildren, a jury awarded the Silkwood estate over ten million dollars in punitive damages and found that the company operating a nuclear facility in Crescent, Oklahoma, had been negligent and that someone had planted plutonium in Karen Silkwood’s apartment…

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About thespeedofdark

David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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