EVST 255 - Lecture 3 - Nuclear Experiments

Lecture 3 - Nuclear Experiments

Overview

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.

Resources

Assignment

Wargo, Green Intelligence, chapters 1-3

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