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Tue August 7, 2012
Deadly Plutonium: Growing up in Rocky Flats
Sat. 8/11 12p: Kristen Iversen talks about her new book "Full Body Burden", an engrossing memoir and powerful piece of investigative journalism about growing up in the Atomic Age.
"Full Body Burden" is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about her growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated “the most contaminated site in America.” It’s the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and—unknown to those who lived there—tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.It's been called one of the most important stories of the nuclear era - as personal and powerful as Silkwood.