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Nuclear Wastelands: A Global Guide to Nuclear Weapons Production and Its Health and Environmental Effects

Edited By: A Makhijani, H Hu and C Yih

696 pages, 69 illus

MIT Press

Paperback | Aug 1995 | #47314 | ISBN: 0262133075
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Provides concise histories of the development of nuclear weapons programmes of every declared or de facto nuclear weapons powers, as well as detailed surveys of the environmental effects of this development, both in these countries and in non-nuclear nations involved in nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining.

[Nuclear Wastelands"] meticulously gathers together every piece of public information about the nuclear cycle, some of it leaked, some dragged out thanks to court cases, some published in specialist commissions but little noticed at the time. No future research into nuclear weapons will be credible unless it refers to this study."--Jonathan Steele, "The Guardian"


A readiness to harm, Arjun Makhijani; methodology, Arjun Makhijani and Howard Hu; the production of nuclear weapons and environmental hazards, Arjun Makhijani and Scott Saleska; health hazards of nuclear weapons production, David Sumner et al; uranium mining and milling for military purposes, Katherine Yih et al; the United States, Arjun Mikhijani et al; Russia and the territories of the former Soviet Union, Albert Donnay et al; the United Kingdom, David Sumner et al; France, Alexandra Brooks and Howard Hu; near-nuclear and de facto nuclear weapons countries, Albert Donnay and Arjun Mikhijani; the global picture - summary and recommendations, Howard Hu and Arjun Makhijani.

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