Mary Oscko in memoriam

Mary Oscko and Kay Drey

Mary Oscko was a North St. Louis activist in the campaign to clean up Coldwater Creek from WWII Manhattan Project radiation contamination. She passed away on February 20, 2023 from stage 4 lung cancer despite never having smoked cigarettes. She was interviewed by Nuclear Hotseat host, Libbe Halevy,  on February 20, 2016, at the Atoms Next Door symposium in North St. Louis, when she had already been diagnosed. The interview is presented in memoriam.

Also on the program, Mary Olson of Gender and Radiation Impact Project, spoke to HaLevy about the findings of her research into whether biological sex is a factor in radiation harm. The interview was recorded on February 18, 2020.

On this week’s Hot Story, Beyond Nuclear’s Linda Pentz Gunter takes issue with those who say only people with a specific qualification on any given topic should be allowed to comment on it. There are plenty of lay experts in the anti-nuclear field, and you don’t need a PhD to understand that nuclear power is inherently dangerous. (Headline photo: St. Louis campaigner, Mary Oscko, left, with Beyond Nuclear board member and St. Louis anti-nuclear activist, Key Drey, courtesy Nuclear Hotseat)


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