Every scientist should get out and meet the people once in a while. I hope I did some good, and not just incur the wrath of The Big Boys.
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There was a lot of time to discuss various issues, which is what I like about radio. For TV, they interview you for an hour, and just chop it down to a 20 second sound bite, of their choice. That's why I'm never going on television, too many horrible experiences, and I'm too ugly.
Firstly, I dismissed all the 'horror scenarios" of radioactive waste floating down the lake. Not going to happen, no matter what they do. I said that even if they just pile it in the back forty, it's not going anywhere. Then mostly I bitched about the very poor quality of science going into this, especially considering all the money. I hope school kids will pick up on this.
Poor science will lead to a financial and operational horror story, much like the new Niagara tunnel. I told the story about the Bruce Tunnel from Hell, and how I never wanted to visit it. Most of all I said this was an express train on a single track, and nobody was going to throw themselves in front of it, especially me!
I truly hope the Big Money just ignores me. :)
ps. As of this minute, no spike in traffic, and no bricks through window. Proving that the hard-working listeners of daytime radio have got better things to do.