We stopped in Oregon, Illinois (pop. 3,945) where, just a few days earlier, “higher than accepted” radium levels were found in a city well. The Byron Nuclear Power Plant is just north of here. And while an explanation from an Environmental Management Corp. is the radium is probably “naturally occuring” — is it? What’s more, I told the Oregon Republic Reporter newspaper that we should be stridently questioning the nuclear power industry in general, in tandem with tremendously increased efforts to shift to much more non-polluting wind and solar energy sources.