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The Resource Poison in the well : radioactive waste in the oceans at the dawn of the nuclear age, Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Poison in the well : radioactive waste in the oceans at the dawn of the nuclear age, Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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Poison in the well : radioactive waste in the oceans at the dawn of the nuclear age
Title
Poison in the well
Title remainder
radioactive waste in the oceans at the dawn of the nuclear age
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Darwin Hamblin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1990s, Russian President Boris Yeltsin revealed that for the previous thirty years the Soviet Union had dumped vast amounts of dangerous radioactive waste into rivers and seas in blatant violation of international agreements. The disclosure caused outrage throughout the Western world, particularly since officials from the Soviet Union had denounced environmental pollution by the United States and Britain throughout the cold war. Poison in the Well provides a balanced look at the policy decisions, scientific conflicts, public relations strategies, and the myriad mishaps and subsequent cover-ups that were born out of the dilemma of where to house deadly nuclear materials. Why did scientists and politicians choose the sea for waste disposal? How did negotiations about the uses of the sea change the way scientists, government officials, and ultimately the lay public envisioned the oceans? Jacob Darwin Hamblin traces the development of the issue in Western countries from the end of World War II to the blossoming of the environmental movement in the early 1970s. This is an important book for students and scholars in the history of science who want to explore a striking case study of the conflicts that so often occur at the intersection of science, politics, and international diplomacy
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Hamblin, Jacob Darwin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • NATURE
  • Radioactive waste disposal in the ocean
Label
Poison in the well : radioactive waste in the oceans at the dawn of the nuclear age, Jacob Darwin Hamblin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Forging an international consensus
  • ch. 5.
  • No atomic graveyards
  • ch. 6.
  • The environment as Cold War terrain
  • ch. 7.
  • Purely for political reasons
  • ch. 8.
  • Confronting environmentalism
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • ch. 1.
  • Threshold illusions
  • ch. 2.
  • Radiation anxieties
  • ch. 3.
  • The other atomic scientists
Control code
ocn236079950
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813544236
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786611397203
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22573/ctt4jv6t0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)236079950
Label
Poison in the well : radioactive waste in the oceans at the dawn of the nuclear age, Jacob Darwin Hamblin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • Forging an international consensus
  • ch. 5.
  • No atomic graveyards
  • ch. 6.
  • The environment as Cold War terrain
  • ch. 7.
  • Purely for political reasons
  • ch. 8.
  • Confronting environmentalism
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • ch. 1.
  • Threshold illusions
  • ch. 2.
  • Radiation anxieties
  • ch. 3.
  • The other atomic scientists
Control code
ocn236079950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 311 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813544236
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786611397203
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jv6t0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)236079950

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