Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen.

Mar 06, 2016, 04:10 AM

3/5/16 (Photo: Rocky Flats Plant. Aerial view looking north at the building 800 - area complex. Enriched uranium components were manufactured in this area of the site. Building 881, in the right foreground of the photograph, was the original plant B. Building 883, used for rolling and forming uranium components, is directly to the north of building 881. To the east of building 883 is building 885, a research and development facility for alloys and non-plutonium metals. In the foreground to the west of building 881 is an office building. Jiune 1990.) Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen. "Kristen Iversen has written a hauntingly beautiful memoir that is also a devastating investigation into the human costs of building and living with the atomic bomb. Poignant and gracefully written, Iversen shows us what it meant to come of age next door to Rocky Flats--America’s plutonium bomb factory. The story is at once terrifying and outrageous."—Kai Bird, co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer