AUTHORMakhijani, Arjun / Hu, Howard / Yih, Katherine, Eds.
TITLENuclear Wastelands: A Global Guide to Nuclear Weapons Production and Its Health and Environmental Effects
PUBLISHERThe MIT Press
CITYCambridge, MA
DATE PUBLISHED1995
ISBN0-262-13307-5


This extensive collection of papers provides histories of the development of nuclear weapons programs in various countries and surveys the effects of the development on human health and the environment. It discusses the nations involved in uranium mining, nuclear material production, weapon testing, and weapon deployment. The authors consistently refer back to the costs of managing radioactive waste, and discuss governmental deception about potential health effects. Information uncovered about the former Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program is also provided.


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