Karen Silkwood Poisoning

Karen Silkwood Poisoning

In 1971, Karen Silkwood, a nuclear whistleblower from Oklahoma died in a car crash en route to meet a New York Times reporter with a packet of documents that linked Kerr-McGee, her employer, to unsafe workspace conditions and gross negligence of safety practices at her plant that manufactured nuclear fuel. Before her death, it was suspected that she might have been a victim of Plutonium poisoning, for which she was undergoing treatment.

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