"Pluto, the grisly god, who never spares,
who feels no mercy, who hears no prayers."
"How impressive! Man has succeeded in transmuting a new element that never existed on earth before!"
Dr. Henry D. Smyth
(Official Manhattan Project Historian
upon seeing the Plutonium-l945)
"Tis he, 'tis he: he comes to us
From the depths of Tartarus.
For what of evil doth he roam
From his red and gloomy home."
"One has a queasy feeling about something that has to stay under-ground and be pretty well sealed off for 25,000 years before it is harmless. "
Dr. Edward D. David
(President Nixon's Science adviser)
"The entire concept of a plutonium economy is insane. . .the idea that the most toxic material on the face of the earth should be used to provide energy for humanity is one of the most absurd ideas of all time."
Captain William E. Heonemus U.S.N.
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