On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, Third Edition by Michele Stenehjem GerberOn the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, Third Edition by Michele Stenehjem Gerber

On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, Third Edition

byMichele Stenehjem GerberIntroduction byJohn M. Findlay

Paperback | July 1, 2007

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On the Home Front is the only comprehensive history of the Hanford Nuclear Site, America’s most productive and wasteful plutonium manufacturing facility. Located in southeastern Washington State, the Hanford Site produced the plutonium used in the atomic bombs that ended World War II. This book was made possible by the declassification in the 1980s of tens of thousands of government documents relating to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the site. The third edition contains a new introduction by John M. Findlay and a new epilogue by the author.
Michele Stenehjem Gerber works in the Public Information Office of Fluor Hanford, Inc. She has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Declassification and has served on the Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Advisory Committee and consulted for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. John M. Findlay is a prof...
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Title:On the Home Front: The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site, Third EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.01 × 6.01 × 0.83 inPublished:July 1, 2007Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803259956

ISBN - 13:9780803259959

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Bison Books Edition
List of Maps and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Legacy
1. Beginnings: The Land and the Place
2. Building the Plants: Nuts, Bolts, and Chaos
3. "Tell 'Em You're from Richland": Regional Growth in the Columbia Basin
4. Blowing in the Wind: The Airborne Contaminants
5. "Hail Columbia": The River-borne Contaminants
6. Laying Waste to the Soil: The Groundwater Contaminants
7. Radiobiology: The Learning Curve
8. Truth and Rebirth
Epilogue: Richland, Washington: September 2006
Notes
Glossary of Technical or Specialized Terms, Acronyms, and Abbreviations
Index

Editorial Reviews

“A welcome contribution to the growing historiography of the Cold War. . . The questions raised by Gerber about the role of experts and of secrecy in a democracy will hopefully attract the serious attention they so earnestly deserve.”—American Historical Review
- American Historical Review