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Nuclear Wastelands: A Global Guide to Nuclear Weapons Production and its Health and Environmental Effects

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1100
  1. John Slater

    Ed Arjun Makhijani, Howard Hu, Katherine Yih MIT Press, pounds sterling34.95, pp 643 ISBN 0 262 13307 5

    The first time I set eyes on Arjun Makhijani he was kneeling by a blackboard in the village hall of Lava Hot Springs in Idaho. An unlikely but beautiful setting, with the first snows of the year drifting over the mountains, for a conference examining the effects of nuclear weapons production sites in America. He was explaining with the greatest clarity the life histories of the various isotopes of uranium. It was late on the third day and although many of the lay audience were keen to get into the hot springs no one moved. They were gripped by …

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