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Elements of controversy : the Atomic Energy Commission and radiation safety in nuclear weapons testing, 1947-1974

Author: Barton C Hacker
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is the result of a decade of research in AEC documentary records and the full clinical and epidemiological literature on radiation effects. It is more concerned with uncovering the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barton C Hacker
ISBN: 0520083237 9780520083233
OCLC Number: 29256815
Description: xxiv, 614 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Bruce W. Church --
About This Book / William J. Brady --
Introduction: Testing and Radiological Safety --
1. Operation Sandstone: The AEC Test Program Begins, 1947-1948 --
2. A Continental Test Site: Operations Greenhouse and Ranger, 1948-1951 --
3. Developing Weapons and Tactics in Nevada: Testing and Troop Maneuvers, 1951-1952 --
4. Testing Jeopardized: Fallout from Ivy and Upshot-Knothole, 1952-1953 --
5. The Cost of Sheep: Fallout and the Future of Nevada Testing, 1953 --
6. Operation Castle, 1954 --
7. Routinization and Controversy: Accelerated Testing and Rising Public Concern, 1955-1956 --
8. Atmospheric Testing Challenged: Safety Issues and the Test Ban Movement, 1956-1961 --
9. From Moratorium to Test Ban: Radiation Safety in Transition, 1961-1964. 10. Testing Underground: The New Character of Radiation Safety, 1964-1974 --
Epilogue: After the AEC, 1975-1990.
Responsibility: Barton C. Hacker.
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