The effects of nuclear weapons (letter to Stephen I. Schwartz, Director, The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project, The Brookings Institution, November 2nd, 2001)

From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <>
Subject: The effects of nuclear weapons

Stephen I. Schwartz, Director
The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project
The Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20036-2188

Russell D. Hoffman
Concerned Citizen
Carlsbad, CA
Re: The Effects of Nuclear Weapons

Date: November 2nd, 2001

Dear Sir,

I wonder if you could review the following short laymen's document, titled "The Effects of Nuclear Weapons", and comment on its technical accuracy (or inaccuracy, if that's how you feel):

Also, there are hundreds of other documents I've written regarding nuclear war and its lasting effects, and other radiological threats to humanity, which can be reviewed at my STOP CASSINI web site:

Specifically, please see my correspondence with Jeff Nyquist, a writer for World Net Daily, which can be found starting in STOP CASSINI newsletter issue #128, "Is Nuclear War Winnable?".  (I contend that it isn't.):

Lastly, since we are now a nation under attack on the homeland, I hope you will want to take a look at the information I have gathered and presented on the vulnerabilities of nuclear power plants, in particular my local plant, the frightful San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station:

Gathering all the information has taken quite a bit of effort and "diplomacy", because many of the people I communicate with would probably not talk to each other directly, from bitter scientists who have thrice been fired for whistleblowing, who won't talk to much of anyone anymore, to plant workers and ex-workers who won't talk to the NRC about their concerns, to pro-nukers who just need someone to vent against and I seem to be a good choice now and then.  From each debate I learn something about why America has mistakenly gone down this frightful path instead of developing renewable energy solutions.

Frankly, I am hoping that you will be in full agreement with my positions on these important topics, and will want to offer me a position working with your organization to make sure the public is fully informed of the seriousness of these issues.  But in any event, any comments will be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.


Russell D. Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA

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