Reviews and Blog Posts: Nuclear industry

Command and control [nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety]

by Eric Schlosser

DPL Rating:
5

I didn't read much nonfiction until I started working for the library, but now I can't seem to get enough of it. I highly recommend Command and Control, for three reasons.

First, the subject: America's nuclear weapons development and programs. I knew next to nothing about the subject, so it was...

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

by Kristen Iversen

DPL Rating:
3

Moving to Colorado only a decade ago, I knew very little about Rocky Flats before reading this book.  The last of the (accounted for) plutonium had been shipped out and the name was something I would see in headlines regarding the legal suits but I didn’t know the history.  Iverson’s...

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

by Kristen Iversen

DPL Rating:
4

Rocky Flats is our nearby neighbor. How much do you know about it? You'll know a lot more if you read this memoir of a local girl whose childhood days were spent horseback riding, playing, and going to school along with many other kids in Arvada right near the boundary...

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