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The Killing of Karen Silkwood: The Story Behind the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Case

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Karen Silkwood, an employee of the Kerr-McGee plutonium processing plant, was killed in a car crash on her way to deliver important documents to a newspaper reporter in 1974. Silkwood was a union activist concerned about health and safety issues at the plant, and her death at age twenty-eight was considered by many to be highly suspicious. Was it Kerr-McGee's revenge on a troublesome whistleblower? Or was it part of a much larger conspiracy reaching from the Atomic Energy Commission to the FBI and the CIA?<P>Richard Rashke leads us through the myriad charges and countercharges, the theories and facts, and reaches conclusions based solely on the evidence in hand. Originally published in 1981, his book offers a vivid, edgy picture of the tensions that racked this country in the 1970s. However, the volume is not only an important historical document. Complex, fascinating characters populate this compelling insider's view of the nuclear industry.<P>For the Cornell edition, Rashke has written a preface and three short chapters that explore what has been learned about Silkwood since the book's original publication, explain what happened to the various actors in the drama, and discuss the long-term effects of the events around Silkwood's death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801486678
Foreword:
Bronfenbrenner, Kate
Author:
Bronfenbrenner, Kate
Author:
Rashke, Richard
Publisher:
ILR Press
Location:
Ithaca
Subject:
General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age
Subject:
Safety regulations
Subject:
Plutonium
Subject:
Negligence.
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Silkwood, Karen
Subject:
Negligence -- United States.
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
90-21
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.21x5.48x1.03 in. 1.13 lbs.

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