The Dragon's Tail: Radiation Safety in the Manhattan Project, 1942-1946

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University of California Press, 1987 - Medical - 258 pages
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The book interweaves the serious radiation safety issues against prevailing social issues and the fascinating history of test firings of nuclear weaponry. The role of key individuals in shaping policy is objectively demonstrated for both strategic defense as well as safety issues.
 

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In 1977 the Department of Energy recognized a need for documentation of the radiological safety program which had developed from the nuclear weapons testing program. Hacker was hired to develop such a ... Read full review

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Barton C. Hacker is Laboratory Historian at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and author of "The Dragon's Tail: Radiation Safety in the Manhattan Project, 1942-1946" (California, 1987).

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