By Thursday morning, we'd gotten over the worst of it.
None of us knew what this power plant looked like. We had no schematic drawing.
And if you're not going to have a clear health threat, you don't want to panic people.
And I remember walking in there and, I must say, I was quite unnerved the closer I got to it.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and EPA, et cetera, had worked out what allowable releases are.
You need a graphic understanding of a situation to make a complete judgment and we didn't have that.
But the issue became, how long do you keep the press waiting so that you can gather more information?
The value of government to the people it serves is in direct relationship to the interest citizens themselves display in the affairs of state.
None of us are nuclear experts, but we know that if there is a melt-down and breach of containment, that's clearly the most odious thing that could happen.
My time inside there was very short compared to the amount of time it took to take on and take off this suit and to test me for how much radioactivity I have.