David Ropeik: International consultant on risk perception and risk communication - There are good physical and emotional reasons to fear nuclear radiation. At high enough doses it can cause more than 20 different kinds of cancer. Emotionally, human-made risks scare us more than natural ones (radiation from the sun doesn't scare us as much though it kills many more) and any risk we can’t detect with our senses leaves us feeling vulnerable and powerless and more afraid.
Donald R. Riley - He evolved the SEFOR (Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor) conceptual design. SEFOR was built and successfully proved the Doppler Coefficient that shuts down a reactor using MOX fuel without any special actions. If Chernobyl had been a fast reactor it would not have destroyed itself.
Donald R. Riley - This is an excellent short summary about radiation. Go Nuclear, Inc. has worked with many key nuclear scientists and engineers with first hand experience in developing nuclear energy technologies, radiation protection and understanding low-dose radiation: Wade Allison, Jerry Cuttler, Ludwik Dobrzynski, Mohan Doss, Ludwig Feinendegen, Darrell Fisher, Marek Janiak, Zbigniew Jaworowski, Kelvin Kemm, Jeffrey Mahn, Donald R. Riley, Theodore Rockwell, Yehoshua Socol, Brant Ulsh, Alan Waltar, James Welsh, among others.
James Conca - I have been a scientist in the field of the earth and environmental sciences for 31 years, specializing in geologic disposal of nuclear waste, energy-related research, subsurface transport and environmental clean-up of heavy metals. I have found that important societal issues involving science and technology are rarely made on the basis of science, but on people's perception of science. Science is necessary but insufficient. It seems to be more important to understand Fareed Zakaria than Stephen Hawking, although you better understand both if you want to solve issues like sustainable energy development.