The Tainted Desert: Environmental and Social Ruin in the American West

1st Edition

Valerie L. Kuletz

Routledge
Published April 3, 1998
Reference - 368 Pages
ISBN 9780415917711 - CAT# RT7719

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Summary

For decades, nuclear testing in America's southwest was shrouded in secrecy, with images gradually made public of mushroom clouds blooming over the desert. Now, another nuclear crisis looms over this region: the storage of tens of thousands of tons of nuclear waste. Tainted Desert maps the nuclear landscapes of the US inter-desert southwest, a land sacrificed to the Cold-War arms race and nuclear energy policy.

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