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On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, Third Edition / Edition 3

On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Michele Stenehjem Gerber, John M. Findlay


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On the Home Front is the only comprehensive history of the Hanford Nuclear Site, America’s most productive and wasteful plutonium manufacturing facility. Located in southeastern Washington State, the Hanford Site produced the plutonium used in the atomic bombs that ended World War II. This book was made possible by the declassification in the 1980s of tens of thousands of government documents relating to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the site. The third edition contains a new introduction by John M. Findlay and a new epilogue by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803259959
Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
Publication date: 07/01/2007
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 772,881
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michele Stenehjem Gerber works in the Public Information Office of Fluor Hanford, Inc. She has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Declassification and has served on the Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Advisory Committee and consulted for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
John M. Findlay is a professor of history at the University of Washington and the coeditor of Parallel Destinies: Canadians, Americans and the Western Border and The Atomic West.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Bison Books Edition
List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction: The Legacy
1. Beginnings: The Land and the Place
2. Building the Plants: Nuts, Bolts, and Chaos
3. "Tell 'Em You're from Richland": Regional Growth in the Columbia Basin
4. Blowing in the Wind: The Airborne Contaminants
5. "Hail Columbia": The River-borne Contaminants
6. Laying Waste to the Soil: The Groundwater Contaminants
7. Radiobiology: The Learning Curve
8. Truth and Rebirth
Epilogue: Richland, Washington: September 2006
Glossary of Technical or Specialized Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

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