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Cancer Factories - America's Tragic Quest for Uranium Self-Sufficiency (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R2,030
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Cancer Factories - America's Tragic Quest for Uranium Self-Sufficiency (Hardcover, New): Howard Ball

Cancer Factories - America's Tragic Quest for Uranium Self-Sufficiency (Hardcover, New)

Howard Ball

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For the first time, the sad story of America's uranium miners and the duplicity of our government is revealed. This expert study examines, in microcosm, the political, legal, social, medical, engineering, and ethical problems that emerged when American leaders developed a nuclear arsenal to contain the Soviet Union without considering the cost this could have on innocent lives. Medical and public health personnel, policymakers and political scientists, lawyers and legal historians, and citizen watchdogs will find this account illuminating. Ball provides the context in the 1940s and 1950s for understanding the Communist hysteria that swept the country and led policymakers to develop risky nuclear technology and to engage in uranium mining and production while assuring Navajo and Mormon miners of their safety. The study analyzes the medical consequences and the etiology of cancer among miners, the politics behind radioactive policy, the miners' long legal battles, and compensatory legislation in 1990. An appendix provides a federal report about three decades of radiation experiences on U.S. citizens. A bibliography points to primary and secondary source material of note.

General

Imprint: Praeger Publishers Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 1993
First published: March 1993
Authors: Howard Ball
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-313-27566-1
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Nuclear issues
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Social law > General
Books > Medicine > General issues > Public health & preventive medicine > General
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law > Citizenship & nationality law > General
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Diseases & disorders > Oncology > General
LSN: 0-313-27566-1
Barcode: 9780313275661

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