EVST 255 - Lecture 4 - Nuclear Secrecy and Ecology

Lecture 4 - Nuclear Secrecy and Ecology

Overview

The United States government employed a variety of approaches to protect citizens from danger, including public education, nuclear weapons testing, and gathering data about the effects of nuclear testing. The U.S. government's testing of nuclear weapons at the Bikini Atoll is used as an example of government approaches. Nuclear testing led to ecological devastation, leading the U.S. government to move Bikinians to another island. The case highlights the far-reaching environmental, economic, and health consequences of nuclear weapons testing.

Resources

Assignment

Wargo, Green Intelligence, chapter 4

Course Media

Transcript

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Audio

mp3

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mov [100MB]

High Bandwidth Video

mov [500MB]