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Environmentalists, Inc. Papers

Environmentalists, Inc. (E.I.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in February of 1972 originally in “reaction to fears over the building of the Barnwell Fuel Plant” and to combat the promotion of nuclear power without adequate attention to its risks and weaknesses.  It later devoted itself “to the protection of the environment and public health.”  E.I. is mostly involved in nuclear issues, but also is involved with toxins and other environmental projects.

Environmentalists, Inc.

Papers, 1946-2015 (bulk, 1971-1989), 118 ft.

Ruth Thomas served in many different roles, including legal assistant, researcher, coordinator, treasurer and President.  She spoke and testified frequently before the House, Senate, NRC, city and county councils, public hearings, and other forums, and she questioned and cross-examined witnesses in hearings, chiefly before the NRC.

Collection Finding Aid
The collection consists of 118 linear feet of material, 1946 to 2015, and chiefly dates from 1971 to 1989. It documents the work undertaken by Environmentalists, Inc., including its association with many other organizations in its quest to protect the environment and public health. It is arranged into seven series: General, Administrative, Legal, Topical, Publications, Audiovisual, and Clippings. The Legal and Topical series comprise the largest portions of the collection. Most of the collection has been processed to the subseries level.


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