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Half-Lives and Half-Truths Confronting the Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War

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ISBN-10: 1930618824

ISBN-13: 9781930618824

Edition: 2007

Authors: Barbara Rose Johnston, N.M.) Staff School for Advanced Research (Santa Fe

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The long Cold War of the twentieth century has ended, but only now are the poisonous legacies of that "first nuclear age" coming to light. Activists and anthropologists, the authors of this volume reveal the devastating, complex, and long-term environmental health problems afflicting the people who worked in uranium mining and processing, lived in regions dedicated to the construction of nuclear weapons or participated, often unknowingly, in radiation experiments. The nations and individuals, many of them members of indigenous or ethnic minority communities, are now demanding information about how the United States and the Soviet Union poisoned them and meaningful remedies for the damage done to them and the generations to come. As nuclear proliferation accelerates, this struggle takes on ever greater urgency.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press/SAR Press
Publication date: 3/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Barbara Brower is Professor of Geography at Portland State University.Barbara Rose Johnston is Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Political Ecology and is editor of several important volumes including Who Pays the Price, Life and Death Matters, and Water, Culture, and Power.

Half-Lives, Half-Truths, and Other Radioactive Legacies of the Cold War
"More like us than mice": Radiation Experiments with Indigenous Peoples
Earle Reynolds: Scientist, Citizen, and Cold War Dissident
There Are No Peripheries to Humanity: Northern Alaska Nuclear Dumping and the Inupiat's Search for Redress
Uranium Mining and Milling: Navajo Experiences in the American Southwest
Uranium Mine Workers, Atomic Downwinders, and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA): The Nuclear Legacy
Hanford, Tribal Risks, and Public Health in an Era of Forced Federalism
From Cold War Complex to Nature Preserve: Diagnosing the Breakdown of a Multi-Stakeholder Decision Process and Its Consequences for Rocky Flats
Health Assessment Downwind: Past Abuses Shadow Future Indicators
From Analysis to Action: Efforts to Address the Nuclear Legacy in the Marshall Islands
Russia's Radiation Victims of Cold War Weapons Production Surviving in a Culture of Secrecy and Denial
Unraveling the Secrets of the Past: Contested Versions of Nuclear Testing in the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan
Nuclear Legacies: Arrogance, Secrecy, Ignorance, Lies, Silence, Suffering, Action