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4. Nuclear Secrecy and Ecology

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Uploaded on Mar 11, 2011

Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255)

The United States government employed a variety of approaches to protect citizens from danger, including public education, nuclear weapons testing, and gathering data about the effects of nuclear testing. The US government's testing of nuclear weapons at the Bikini Atoll is used as an example of government approaches. Nuclear testing led to ecological devastation, leading the US government to move Bikinians to another island. The case highlights the far-reaching environmental, economic, and health consequences of nuclear weapons testing.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction to Managing Technological Dangers
10:14 - Chapter 2. Expert Deployment to Bikini Island
23:48 - Chapter 3. Developing a Narrative Advantage: Public Education
33:03 - Chapter 4. Returning to Bikini Island: Conflicting Interpretations
40:56 - Chapter 5. Remedies for Those Exposed

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2010.

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