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On the home front : the cold war legacy of the Hanford nuclear site

Author: Michele Stenehjem Gerber
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Stenehjem Gerber
ISBN: 9780803259959 0803259956
OCLC Number: 82367877
Description: x, 391 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to the new Bison Books edition --
List of maps and illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: the legacy --
Beginnings: the land and the place --
Building the plants: nuts, bolts, and chaos --
"Tell 'em you're from Richland": regional growth in the Columbia basin --
Blowing in the wind: the airborne contaminants --
"Hail Columbia": the river-borne contaminants --
Laying waste to the soil: the groundwater contaminants --
Radiobiology: the learning curve --
Truth and rebirth --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Glossary of technical or specialized terms, acronyms, and abbreviations --
Index.
Responsibility: Michele Stenehjem Gerber ; introduction to the New Bison Books edition by John M. Findlay ; with a new epilogue by the author.
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