Editorialist: Linda Pentz Gunter
Originally from England, Linda Gunter founded Beyond Nuclear in July 2007. Linda holds a BA Honours degree in English and Italian Literature from Warwick University, researches the French nuclear sector; human rights and the uranium fuel chain; and the nuclear power-nuclear weapons connection and serves as an organization spokesperson in these areas.
She is also a jury member for the internationally recognized Nuclear-Free Future Award.
A former journalist, Linda also writes opeds and occasionally blogs for the organization. Prior to her environmental work she was a journalist for 20 years, writing for the London Times and Reuters and broadcasting on the USA and Prime television networks.
She is married to Paul Gunter, director of the Reactor Oversight Project at Beyond Nuclear who kindly tolerates her compulsion to adopt animals. They live in Takoma Park, Maryland, with their two daughters, three cats and two dogs – so far.
Nuclear Research: Lucas Hixson
Lucas is from Chicago, Illinois, where he writes and conducts much of his research.
Health Physics Reports: Randall and Joy Thompson
Randall and Joy Thompson have written multiple books on radiation and health throughout the years. They both have an extensive background in physics. Joy is a former nuclear health physicist in the nuclear industry. Her husband Randall served in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine program before going on to work in the nuclear industry. Both Joy and Randall served at Three Mile Island.
Fun Fact: Joy is now bilingual!
Nuclear Industry: Chris Harris
Chris Harris is a former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer. His extensive career in the industry spans over 3 decades, and special training in severe accidents and mitigation strategies. Chris now works in Maryland for a consultant firm.