Atomic Show number 21 is a special episode. I was honored by the opportunity to interview Mary Mycio, the author of Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl. Mary is a unique person with an interesting career path; she earned her undergraduate degree in biology, became a lawyer and then left the law to pursue a career as a journalist and writer. In 1986, after the Chernobyl accident, she developed what she calls in the preface to her book “an atomic fire – a determination to find out the truth about Chernobyl.”
The book is a fascinating journey of discovery and provides a unique view of the area that the Ukrainians call The Zone of Alienation.
Please have a listen and learn why Mary believes that it is time to rethink opposition to nuclear power.
(Note: During the interview, Mary recommended the following book – Nuclear Fear: A History of Images by Spencer R. Weart)