What do you know about the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters? Probably nothing since the incidents were shrouded in decades of secrecy. Kate Brown, Professor of History at UMBC and 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, will persent Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford 2013) at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD on Thursday, February 18th. Read more and post the attached PDF in your department.
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