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dc.creatorDeKay, Todd R.
dc.date.available2011-02-18T19:50:53Z
dc.date.issued1999-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/12146en_US
dc.description.abstractThere are three broad reasons which explain why the topic of nuclear waste is a neglected historical field. First, even though radioactive waste has been accumulating since the Manhattan Project, its relative danger seemed inconsequential until the early 1970s. The atomic blasts that ended World War II left the United States, according to Edward R. Murrow, in a state of "uncertainty and fear" and with a sense "that the future is obscure and survival is not assured." This fearful uncertainty led the United States and the Soviet Union into the Cold War in which both combatants concentrated on the construction of nuclear weapons. During the decades long struggle, the possibility of a nuclear war overshadowed the dangers associated with the radioactive waste.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subjectRadioactive waste disposalen_US
dc.titleThe United States, Texas, and high-level radioactive waste disposal
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentHistory
dc.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
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