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I Couldn't Stop Reading,
This review is from: Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats (Hardcover)
*Full Body Burden* is an intense, fast read. It alternately fascinated and horrified me. Iverson does an excellent job of writing the fifty-year history of Rocky Flats in a very readable and intriguing way. This book is the story of the Rocky Flats Plant, Plutonium, fires, and the Colorado Front Range. The book is also the story of growing up in Colorado in the 50s and 60s, a beautiful story of horses, land, and childhood, but also a painful story of alcoholism in a family.
The book makes it clear why nuclear sites are a national problem, not just a Colorado problem, as Iverson discusses the shipping and storing of nuclear waste and the other states that have similar contamination issues (Idaho, Washington, South Carolina, Ohio, New Mexico, and Tennessee all come into play).
I live near Standley Lake but my dogs and I will no longer go near the lake. We have to continue paying attention to Rocky Flats, Hanford, Oak Ridge, etc. I can't recommend this book strongly enough.