a former nuclear control technician at PG&E's Humboldt Bay Nuclear Plant, provides much more than just a peek into the inner workings of America's nuclear juggernaut.
My Diary reveals a rare inside view of the unscrupulous and irresponsible behavior of Corporate America along with the government's unprincipled and tenacious commitment to protect a failed and dangerous technology.
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) had seven nuclear control technicians at Humboldt Bay, four of whom were openly critical of PG&E's nuclear plant operations. Rowen was one of those four who not only complained about PG&E's countless "betrayals of the public trust" but also about the shameful inadequacies of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission's "regulatory" role at Humboldt Bay.
Bob Rowen's Diary exposes the truth about the Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant and what actually happened there.
Because of their "activities," four of the plant's seven nuclear control technicians were labeled "conspirators" by PG&E officials and accused of "acts tantamount to industrial sabotage," and a whole lot worse. Rowen was branded by PG&E as the "ringleader of the conspiratorial group" and used his proud military service in support of PG&E's accusations contained in a false police report aimed at making Rowen a national security risk.
What happened at Humboldt Bay in the sixties and seventies are the kinds of things that still plague America today.
A PG&E public relations specialist referred to it all as "happening back in the Stone Age" and, therefore, "not worth talking about any more." Rowen's Humboldt Diary explains through documented examples why nothing could be further from the truth!