AUTHORMiller, Richard L.
TITLEUnder the Cloud: The Decades of Nuclear Testing
PUBLISHERTwo-Sixty Press
CITYThe Woodlands, TX
DATE PUBLISHED1986
ISBN1-881-043-05-3


Using U.S. Defense Nuclear Agency documents and journalistic accounts, this book provides detailed descriptions of above-ground nuclear tests conducted by the United States government between 1945 and 1963. The central topics are the distribution and intensity of radioactive fallout across the U.S. continent following atmospheric detonations at the Nevada Test Site. Miller concludes "towns and cities across the entire continent were at risk" (p. 8) and asserts that the tests potentially affected millions of Americans. The argument is buttressed by appendices providing narrative and graphic representations of fallout trajectories, including selective fallout data for two early test series, Tumbler-Snapper in 1952 and Upshot-Knothole in 1953. Miller is an industrial health specialist whose most recent book, The U. S. Atlas of Nuclear Fallout, Vol. I: Total Fallout, also explores the geographic distribution and potential health effects of fallout.


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