Winston: It doesn't matter whether you work in plutonium or dog food because they ain't gonna give you a thing, there's nowhere left to go! You close this plant down and then what? You're gonna be up in Washington, but we're gonna be down here outta work! Your cancer's a maybe, that's all it is, a maybe.
Gilda Schultz: Karen, I like MY JOB.
Karen Silkwood: I work in metallography, and uh... well, um, quite frequently we have negatives altered.
Karen Silkwood: You think I contaminated myself, you think I did that?
Mace Hurley: I think you'd do just about anything to shut down this plant.
Karen Silkwood: I remember in high school her saying, 'Now what'd you want to take that science class for? There's no girls in that science class. You take home ec, why don't you? That's the way to meet the nice boys.' 'Mom, ' I said, There ain't no boys in home ec. The boys are in the science class.' She hated when I said, 'Ain't.'.