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Environmentalists, Inc.

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

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 (pdf, 31 pages)