The Manhattan Project transformed the entire country in myriad ways, but it did not affect each region in the same way. "Atomic West" tells the story of how the U.S. government, acting on an enduring perception of the American West as an "empty" place, located a disproportionate number of nuclear facilities in the western states--especially the ones most likely to spread pollution. Maps.

The Atomic West 1998, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295977164

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The Atomic West 1998, University of Washington Press, Seattle

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