Deadly Plutonium: Growing up in Rocky Flats

Aug 7, 2012

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.