In the 1970’s, the promise of nuclear power was still king in the united states and in oklahoma, the kerr-mcgee corporation was king: the employer of thousands, respected, home-grown, bearing. 1 silkwood was employed by kerr-mcgee nuclear corp, a subsidiary of kerr-mcgee corp the jury found that the former was the mere the jury found that the former was the mere instrumentality of the latter. Karen gay silkwood (february 19, 1946 – november 13, 1974) was an american chemical technician and labor union activist known for raising concerns about corporate practices related to health and safety of workers in a nuclear facility following her mysterious death, which received extensive coverage, her estate filed a lawsuit against chemical company kerr-mcgee, which was eventually. The complaint states that karen silkwood was an employee of the kerr-mcgee corporation's cimarron, oklahoma, nuclear facility (hereinafter cimarron facility) 402 from august 3, 1972, to november 13, 1974 the first count of the complaint alleges that the individual kerr-mcgee defendants entered into a conspiracy in november of 1972 with the. Silkwood v kerr-mcgee corp case brief summary 464 us 238 (1984) the nuclear power plant argued that punitive damages were preempted by federal law but the court disagreed, finding that congress did not intend to preempt state law tort remedies except where specifically indicated.
The kerr-mcgee settlement and the silkwood case are especially relevant with the current lockout of honeywell uranium hexafluoride workers – who may have been locked out due to expressing safety concerns. Kerr- mcgee, number 81-2159, there was ''ample evidence'' that congress, while preempting other forms of regulation by the states in the nuclear safety area, did not intend to make punitive. The complaint, as its first cause of action, alleges the following karen silkwood was an employee at the kerr-mcgee corporation's nuclear facility at cimmarron, oklahoma. Karen silkwood research 128 likes who killed karen silkwood jump to sections of this page a nuclear byproduct, do to the environment karen silkwood research shared pennlivecom's video reportedly with a folder full of documents that proved that kerr-mcgee was acting negligently when it came to worker safety at the plant however.
Silkwood verdict a barrier to nuclear development in the us if nuclear power is to help the united states find the solution to its energy problems, a prerequisite will be oca w was locked in a showdown with kerr-mcgee at the time that silkwood was killed. Logan, circuit judge this is an appeal by kerr-mcgee corporation and kerr-mcgee nuclear corporation (hereinafter collectively referred to as kerr-mcgee) from judgments after jury trial in a diversity suit brought against them by bill m silkwood as administrator of the estate of karen silkwood, deceased. Karen silkwood, (born february 19, 1946, longview, texas, us—died november 13, 1974, near crescent, oklahoma), american laboratory technician and activist who attempted to expose the safety violations and negligence at kerr-mcgee’s cimarron river nuclear facility and died in a car crash before she was able to present her evidence. Silkwood v kerr-mcgee corp elr citation: 14 elr 20077 although the legislative history does make it clear that states were rendered powerless to regulate the nuclear industry, there is no evidence that congress also intended to bar causes of action under state common law kerr-mcgee corp, kerr-mcgee center, po box 25861, oklahoma. You are instructed that kerr-mcgee corporation is liable for the damage to the person and property of karen silkwood resulting from the activities of the kerr-mcgee nuclear corporation at the cimarron plutonium plant if you find that kerr-mcgee corporation so dominated the management, policies, and finances of the kerr-mcgee nuclear corporation.
Remembering the killing of karen silkwood august 11, 2009 in capitalism , environmental justice , nuclear , organizing after watching the brilliantly-acted and courageous film silkwood (1983, starring meryl streep), i learned the compelling story of karen silkwood and her death, which has seemingly been forgotten by america. Media for silkwood v kerr-mcgee corporation oral argument - october 04, 1983 they could likewise prosecute them for invading a nuclear power plant and in that context congress spoke at length about its view about the state tort action. Silkwood (dvd) : the oklahoma nuclear plant worker who blew the whistle on dangerous practices at the kerr-mcgee plant and who died under circumstances which are still under debate. March 18, 1968, businessweek, kerr-mcgee: lock on uranium future, march 27 1975, issue 183, rolling stone, the nuclear industry's terrible power and how it silenced karen silkwood , by howard kohn, april 1975, ms magazine, case of karen silkwood , by b j philips.
He recalls that silkwood's allegations of safety violations and her union spying didn't make her the most popular employee at kerr-mcgee's cimarron plutonium plant back in 1974. Karen gay silkwood (february 19, 1946 – november 13, 1974) was an american chemical technician and labor union activist known for raising concerns about corporate practices related to health and safety of workers in a nuclear facility her mysterious death received extensive coverage and was the subject of a victorious lawsuit against chemical company kerr-mcgee. Silkwood was a nuclear whistleblower and a labor union activist who died in a car accident while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the kerr-mcgee plutonium plant where she worked in real life, her death gave rise to a 1979 lawsuit, silkwood v. Silkwood was a nuclear whistleblower and a labor union activist who died in a suspicious car accident while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the kerr-mcgee plutonium plant where she worked in real life, her death was vindicated in a victorious 1979 lawsuit , silkwood v.
88 f supp 2d 1219 (2000) kerr-mcgee corporation and cyprus foote minerals corporation, plaintiffs, v kee tom farley, individually and on behalf of the estate of lucy k farley and harold kady, sr, individually and on behalf of the estate of julia mae kady, defendants. Silkwood was employed by kerr-mcgee nuclear corp, a subsidiary of kerr-mcgee corp the jury found that the former was the mere instrumentality of the latter we therefore refer to both as kerr-mcgee. Karen silkwood, a young lab technician and union activist at an oklahoma plutonium plant operated by the kerr-mcgee nuclear company, uncovered evidence in 1974 of managerial wrongdoing and negligence. [ footnote 1 ] silkwood was employed by kerr-mcgee nuclear corp, a subsidiary of kerr-mcgee corp the jury found that the former was the mere instrumentality of the latter the jury found that the former was the mere instrumentality of the latter.