A handbook for scholars, students, policy makers, journalists, and peace and environmental activists, Nuclear Wastelands provides concise histories of the development of nuclear weapons programs of every declared and de facto nuclear weapons power. It follows the production process step by step and country by country, from uranium mining to the final assembly and storage of weapons, compiling the most complete information available on the actual health and environmental effects, in each country involved.
"An astonishing . . . collection of research on nuclearweapons. . . . This voluminous book is a kind of Baedeker of theBomb. It meticulously gathers together every piece of publicinformation about the nuclear cycle, some of it leaked, some of itdragged out thanks to court cases, some published in specialistcommissions but little noticed at the time. No future research intonuclear weapons will be credible unless it refers to this study." —Jonathan Steele, The Guardian