Plutonium and the Rio Grande

Plutonium and the Rio Grande : Environmental Change and Contamination in the Nuclear Age

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The first atomic bombs were constructed a the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Manhattan project and other weapons programs. Waste plutonium was drained into the Rio Grande. This book studies the movement of the plutonium through the river system, and is illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs. The analytic methods emplyed will serve as a model for application elsewhere.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 346 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.6mm | 776.33g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line figures, tables
  • 0195089332
  • 9780195089332

Review quote

'The book is an excellent contribution that enhances our knowledge of Plutonium in the environment. ...The book will be a reference source for those engaged in environmental studies, policy makers, regulatory bodies and those interested in environmental quality.' K.C. Pillai, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution No. 97, 1997show more