America Atomica

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970311]

In the first of three programmes, John Slater returns to the story he first uncovered a few years ago. In

November 1993, the United States was shaken by revelations that, during the Cold War, hundreds of citizens had been given heavy doses of radiation in secret experiments. After the story was broken by the Albuquerque Tribune in New Mexico, a presidential inquiry was set up and its findings havejust been published. The families of the victims are also seekingjustice in the courts. Producer Peter Hoare Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970311]

Unknown: John Slater

Producer: Peter Hoare Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970318]

Three programmes in which

John Slater looks at America's 50-year love affair with the atom.

2: The Voices in the Nuclear

Wilderness. Most Americans were swept along on the nuclear wave and the moral certainties of the Cold War. It was not until ten years ago that a few brave voices, usually female, began to challenge the absolute power of the all-male nuclear military. Producer Sally Beeston Revised repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970318]

Unknown: John Slater

Producer: Sally Beeston

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970325]

In the last of his investigations of nuclear issues in the United States, John Slater climbs The Waste

Mountain. Fifty years of nuclear production means fifty years of nuclear mess. in the beginning, the scientists who created the first bomb thought that they would solve the problem of nuclear waste - in time. But it has not worked out that way. Producer Peter Hoare Revised repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970325]

Unknown: John Slater

Producer: Peter Hoare