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The Disposal of Radioactive Wastes in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area

The Environmental and Health Legacy of the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works

By (author) Denise Degarmo
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
ISBN-10: 0773455493
ISBN-13: 9780773455498
Barcode No: 9780773455498
The radioactive waste that was dispersed throughout the St. Louis area during the "Atomic Age" was a result of atomic weapons work carried out by Mallinckrodt Chemical Works for the U.S. government under secret contract. To date, there has been no comprehensive study of the secret contracting effort that made Mallinckrodt Chemical Works one of the most important contributors to the atomic bomb project, nor has there been an adequate discussion of the long-term consequences of this atomic program on the health and environment of the community. The purpose of this book is to provide an examination of the history and consequences of the atomic legacy of St. Louis and the Metro-East.

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"... this book provides an 'up close' look at one of the largest uranium processing undertakings in the history of the atomic weapons program in the United States." - Professor M. Mangum, Southern Illinois University"