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Uranium frenzy : saga of the nuclear west

Author: Raye Carleson Ringholz
Publisher: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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"Raye Ringholz has added the early history of atomic weapons testing and its effects on western American citizens to this new edition of her now classic account of the uranium mining rush and penny stock boom that gripped the Colorado Plateau in the 1950s. Uranium mining existed to feed one market, the United States government, which was then, at the height of the Cold War, engaged in a feverish series of tests of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ringholz, Raye Carleson.
Uranium frenzy.
Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)652470676
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raye Carleson Ringholz
ISBN: 0874214327 9780874214321
OCLC Number: 50065012
Description: xiii, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The siren call --
The European experience --
The dawn's early light --
Deadly daughters --
Bonanza at Big Indian --
Uranium frenzy --
Dirty Harry --
The burden of proof --
The future of America --
The colossus of cash --
Success and subpoenas --
The bubble bursts --
Leetso the monster that kills --
The American experience --
Senator Steen --
A widow fights back --
Full circle --
A standard is set --
Compassionate compensation --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: by Raye C. Ringholz.
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"Raye Ringholz has added the early history of atomic weapons testing and its effects on western American citizens to this new edition of her now classic account of the uranium mining rush and penny stock boom that gripped the Colorado Plateau in the 1950s. Uranium mining existed to feed one market, the United States government, which was then, at the height of the Cold War, engaged in a feverish series of tests of its growing nuclear weapons arsenal. As mining uranium had negative consequences for the health of miners, so did testing of atomic bombs have a tragic impact on many people in the path of the radiation dispersed by the explosions. This revised edition updates the history of the uranium boom while including additional accounts of atomic testing in Nevada, stories of its impact on downwinders and Native Americans and other uranium mine and mill workers, and a discussion of continuing efforts to deal with nuclear waste disposal. It also includes many new photographs."--Jacket.

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