“Anti-Nuclear Nun” Rosalie Bertell Dies at 83

HeadlineJun 21, 2012

The epidemiologist and environmental activist Dr. Rosalie Bertell has died at the age of 83. Bertell won the 1986 Right Livelihood Award for her work on the threats to the planet posed by radiation. Known as the “anti-nuclear nun,” she served on commissions investigating the disasters in Bhopal and Chernobyl and worked extensively with their victims.

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