AUTHORFuller, John G.
TITLEThe Day We Bombed Utah: America's Most Lethal Secret
PUBLISHERNew American Library
CITYNew York, NY

In this book, author John Fuller argues that the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) deliberately misled the public about the true dangers of radioactive fallout generated by above-ground nuclear weapons tests at the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s. Based on government documents that had started to come to light in the early 1980s, the book was among several popular and scholarly accounts in which the AEC was severely criticized for its conduct during the atmospheric testing era. Most of Fuller's narrative covers the plight of a group of Cedar City, Utah sheep ranchers who unsuccessfully sued the federal government for damages following the deaths of thousands of sheep that had grazed on winter range near the test site during a test series in the spring of 1953. The book contains neither notes nor bibliography.

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