Grassroots Activist Earns Respect--and Learns Some Hard Lessons

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Science  25 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5457, pp. 1384
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5457.1384

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Twenty years ago, Jean Mannhaupt's concern about pollutants threatening her and her family launched her on a career as an activist and a harsh critic of the environmental record of Brookhaven National Laboratory. But she unexpectedly found herself fighting other environmental and antinuclear activists in the battle over the High Flux Beam Reactor, and she was accused of selling out after accepting funds from Brookhaven and an office at the lab.