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The Resource Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters, Kate Brown

Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters, Kate Brown

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Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters
Title
Plutopia
Title remainder
nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters
Statement of responsibility
Kate Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the histories of two communities, one in Russia and one in the United States, that manufactured and experimented with plutonium, discussing the accidents, injuries and life long damage to the surrounding communities
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brown, Kate
Dewey number
363.17/99094743
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9539.P583
LC item number
S62 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plutonium industry
  • Working class families
  • Plutonium industry
  • Plutonium industry
  • Plutonium industry
  • Industrial safety
  • Industrial safety
  • Working class families
  • Richland (Wash.)
  • Ozërsk (Cheli͡abinskai͡a oblastʹ, Russia)
Label
Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters, Kate Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-398) and index
Contents
Part One. Incarcerated space and Western nuclear frontiers -- Mr. Matthias goes to Washington -- Labor on the lam -- Labor shortage -- Defending the nation -- The city plutonium built -- Work and the women left holding plutonium -- Hazards -- The food chain -- Of flies, mice and men -- Part Two. The Soviet working class atom and the American response -- The arrest of a journal -- The Gulag and the bomb -- The Bronze Age atom -- Keeping secrets -- Beria's visit -- Reporting for duty -- Empire of calamity -- "A few good men" : in pursuit of America's permanent war economy -- Stalin's rocket engine : rewarding the plutonium people -- Big Brother in the American heartland -- Neighbors -- The vodka society -- Part Three. The plutonium disasters -- Managing a risk society -- The walking wounded -- Two autopsies -- Wahluke Slope : into harm's way -- Quiet flows the Techa -- Resettlement -- The zone of immunity -- The socialist consumers' republic -- The uses of an open society -- The Kyshtym belch, 1957 -- Karabolka, beyond the zone -- Private parts -- "From crabs to caviar, we had everything" -- Part Four. Dismantling the plutonium curtain -- Plutonium into portfolio shares -- Chernobyl redux -- 1984 -- The forsaken -- Sick people -- Cassandra in coveralls -- Nuclear glasnost -- All the kings' men -- Futures
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 406 pages
Isbn
9780199855766
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012041758
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)OX233105
  • (FIPpSEB)OX233105
Label
Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters, Kate Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-398) and index
Contents
Part One. Incarcerated space and Western nuclear frontiers -- Mr. Matthias goes to Washington -- Labor on the lam -- Labor shortage -- Defending the nation -- The city plutonium built -- Work and the women left holding plutonium -- Hazards -- The food chain -- Of flies, mice and men -- Part Two. The Soviet working class atom and the American response -- The arrest of a journal -- The Gulag and the bomb -- The Bronze Age atom -- Keeping secrets -- Beria's visit -- Reporting for duty -- Empire of calamity -- "A few good men" : in pursuit of America's permanent war economy -- Stalin's rocket engine : rewarding the plutonium people -- Big Brother in the American heartland -- Neighbors -- The vodka society -- Part Three. The plutonium disasters -- Managing a risk society -- The walking wounded -- Two autopsies -- Wahluke Slope : into harm's way -- Quiet flows the Techa -- Resettlement -- The zone of immunity -- The socialist consumers' republic -- The uses of an open society -- The Kyshtym belch, 1957 -- Karabolka, beyond the zone -- Private parts -- "From crabs to caviar, we had everything" -- Part Four. Dismantling the plutonium curtain -- Plutonium into portfolio shares -- Chernobyl redux -- 1984 -- The forsaken -- Sick people -- Cassandra in coveralls -- Nuclear glasnost -- All the kings' men -- Futures
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 406 pages
Isbn
9780199855766
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012041758
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)OX233105
  • (FIPpSEB)OX233105

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