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Title Poisoning the Pacific : the US military's secret dumping of plutonium, chemical weapons, and Agent Orange / Jon Mitchell.
Author Mitchell, Jon, 1974- author.
Publication Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]
Description pages cm.
Call # 363.7309 M
Series Asia/pacific/perspectives
Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Japanese weapons of mass destruction and the US cover-up -- Nuclear warfare in Japan and the Marshall Islands -- Okinawa : "the junk heap of the Pacific" -- Military herbicides, Vietnam, and Okinawa -- Polluting with impunity -- Okinawa, paradise lost -- Environmental contamination and accidents on Okinawa (1947-2019) -- Japan : contamination, nuclear deals and the Fukushima meltdowns -- Toxic territories : Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Johnston Atoll -- Towards environmental justice -- Appendix: Contaminants.
Summary "For decades, the US military has been contaminating the Pacific region with toxic substances. Thousands of service members, their families, and local residents have been exposed-but the US has hidden the damage and refused to help victims. This book reveals the enormous extent of contamination and the lengths the Pentagon will go to conceal it"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject 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.
Chemical weapons disposal -- United States.
Chemical weapons disposal -- Pacific Area.
Offenses against the environment -- Government policy -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Environmental aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Environmental aspects.
Alt Title US military's secret dumping of plutonium, chemical weapons, and Agent Orange
Related To Online version: Mitchell, Jon, 1974- Poisoning the Pacific Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020] 9781538130346 (DLC) 2019057068
ISBN 9781538130339 :
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