AUTHORLong, Michael
TITLEHalf Life: The Lethal Legacy of America's Nuclear Waste
PERIODICAL TITLENational Geographic
DATE PUBLISHED2002
VOLUME NUMBER202
ISSUE NUMBER1
PAGE NUMBERS1-33
ISSN0027-9358
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This article provides a general overview of how the United States is dealing with the problems associated with nuclear waste from weapons and electric power production. The author spent six weeks touring major nuclear facilities in several states and interviewed managers, scientists, and engineers, as well as other citizens with environmental concerns. Sites visited included Rocky Flats, Colorado; Hanford, Washington; and Idaho Falls, Idaho. Facilities and storage sites for nuclear waste are shown on a map of the United States. The article contains many color photographs of those sites and facilities.


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