Lecture 3 - Nuclear Experiments

author: John Wargo, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: April 29, 2012,   recorded: January 2010,   views: 2815
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To illustrate the linkages among national security, secrecy, and environmental quality, Professor Wargo describes the Atomic Energy Commission's nuclear tests in the 1950s. The Atomic Energy Commission collected data on the spread of radionuclides from the nuclear tests, and discovered that the radionuclides were circulating around the world. This process of discovery raised issues regarding ways to manage risks to the population while both continuing the nuclear tests and keeping them secret for national security reasons.

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Wargo, Green Intelligence, chapters 1-3

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