"Mom wasn’t an activist of any kind. I believe she did what she did not because she was anti-nuclear energy, but because she knew the way things were being handled and the danger her coworkers were being exposed to, among other things, was wrong. Plain and simple."
Meadows is the son of Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union activist Karen Silkwood, who, on this date in 1974, was killed in a suspicious car crash on her way to deliver documents to a newspaper reporter during a safety investigation of her Kerr-McGee plutonium processing plant in Oklahoma. photo: Silkwood with (l-r) children Kristi, Dawn and Michael.