Full body burden: growing up in the nuclear shadow of Rocky Flats

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"Full body burden is Kristen Iversen's story of growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant. It's also a book about the destructive power of secrets -- both family secrets and government secrets. Her father's hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about what they made at Rocky Flats -- best not to inquire too deeply into any of it. But as Iversen grew older, she began to ask questions and discovered some disturbing realities. As this memoir unfolds, it reveals itself as a brilliant work of investigative journalism -- a shocking account of the government's sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats, and of local residents' vain attempts to seek justice in court. Based on extensive interviews, FBI and EPA documents, and class-action testimony, this taut beautifully written book promises to have a very long half-life"--Page 4 of cover.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women, HISTORY / Military / Nuclear Warfare, HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY), Iversen, Kristen, Jefferson County (Colo.) -- Biography, Nuclear weapons plants -- Health aspects -- Colorado, Plutonium -- Health aspects -- Colorado, Radioactive pollution -- Colorado -- Jefferson County, Radioactive waste sites -- Cleanup -- Colorado, Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.) -- Environmental aspects, Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.) -- Health aspects, Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.) -- History, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Nuclear
title_display Full body burden : growing up in the nuclear shadow of Rocky Flats
title_full Full Body Burden Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, Full body burden : growing up in the nuclear shadow of Rocky Flats / Kristen Iversen, Full body burden [sound recording] : growing up in the nuclear shadow of Rocky Flats / Kristen Iversen
title_short Full body burden :
title_sub growing up in the nuclear shadow of Rocky Flats
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Cleanup, Environmental aspects, Health aspects, History, Iversen, Kristen, Nonfiction, Nuclear weapons plants, Plutonium, Radioactive pollution, Radioactive waste sites, Sociology