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Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange
 

Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange (Hardback)

By Mitchell, Jon
Foreword by Dower, John W.

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  • Pub Date
    15 Dec 20

For decades, US military operations have been contaminating the Pacific region with toxic substances, including plutonium, dioxin, and VX nerve agent. Hundreds of thousands of service members, their families, and residents have been exposed--but the United States has hidden the d...amage and refused to help victims. After World War II, the United States granted immunity to Japanese military scientists in exchange for their data on biological weapons tests conducted in China; in the following years, nuclear detonations in the Pacific obliterated entire islands and exposed thousands of Americans, Marshallese, Chamorros, and Japanese fishing crews to radioactive fallout. At the same time, the United States experimented with biological weapons on Okinawa and stockpiled the island with nuclear and chemical munitions, causing numerous accidents. Meanwhile, the CIA orchestrated a campaign to introduce nuclear power to Japan--the folly of which became horrifyingly clear in the 2011 meltdowns in Fukushima Prefecture. Caught in a geopolitical grey zone, US territories have been among the worst affected by military contamination, including Guam, Saipan, and Johnston Island, the final disposal site of apocalyptic volumes of chemical weapons and Agent Orange. Accompanying this damage, US authorities have waged a campaign of cover-ups, lies, and attacks on the media, which the author has experienced firsthand in the form of military surveillance and attempts by the State Department to impede his work. Now, for the first time, this explosive book reveals the horrific extent of contamination in the Pacific and the lengths the Pentagon will go to conceal it.
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ISBN 9781538130339
Released AU 15 Dec 2020
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Format Hardback
Series Asia/Pacific/Perspectives
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781538130339
Stock Release date is 15 December 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint Rowman & Littlefield
Released 15 Dec 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mitchell, Jon
Foreword by Dower, John W.
Series Asia/Pacific/Perspectives
Category Asian / Middle Eastern History
Central Government Policies
Warfare & Defence
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 363.7309164
Weight 649g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress War - Environmental aspects - Pacific Area, Nuclear weapons - Environmental aspects - Pacific Area, Nuclear weapons - Environmental aspects - United States, Radioactive pollution - United States, Radioactive pollution - Pacific Area
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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