Book Discussion on Full Body Burden

Kristen Iversen recounts her childhood in Arvada, Colorado, adjacent to the Rocky Flats nuclear weaponry facility, which produced over… read more

Kristen Iversen recounts her childhood in Arvada, Colorado, adjacent to the Rocky Flats nuclear weaponry facility, which produced over 70,000 plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs. Using elements of memoir writing and investigative journalism, the author examines the effect the plant had on the environment and what the U.S. government did not divulge to the local populace. Ms. Iversen utilized EPA and FBI documents, interviews, and class-action testimony to better understand the operations at Rocky Flats, which ceased in 1992. Kristen Iversen responded to questions from members of the audience at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. close

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  • Iversen, Kristen Associate Professor University of Memphis->English Department

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Book Discussion on Full Body Burden

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Public Affairs Event
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Seattle, Washington, United States
First Aired:
Jul 14, 2012
Last Aired:
Sep 16, 2012

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  • Jul 14, 2012 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 16, 2012 | 2:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 21, 2012 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 16, 2012 | 5:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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