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Field Notes from a Nuclear Nerd via Toxic News

Professor Gabrielle Hecht is based at the Department of History at the University of Michigan, where she has also directed the Program in Science, Technology, and Society. She has authored several award winning books about ‘nuclear things’. My obsession with … Continue reading

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An elemental force: Uranium production in Africa, and what it means to be nuclear via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Gabrielle Hecht Abstract Uranium from Africa was, and remains, a major source of fuel for atomic weapons and power plants throughout the world. Uranium for the Hiroshima bomb, for example, came from the Belgian Congo. During any given year … Continue reading

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Nuclear nomads: A look at the subcontracted heroes via The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

In the days after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station last March, the international media celebrated the heroism of the “Fukushima 50” — the plant and emergency workers who exposed themselves to extremely high … Continue reading

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