Full Body Burden



Full Body Burden Full Body Burden Is A Haunting Work Of Narrative Nonfiction About A Young Woman, Kristen Iversen, Growing Up In A Small Colorado Town Close To Rocky Flats, A Secret Nuclear Weapons Plant Once Designated The Most Contaminated Site In America It S The Story Of A Childhood And Adolescence In The Shadow Of The Cold War, In A Landscape At Once Startlingly Beautiful And Unknown To Those Who Lived There Tainted With Invisible Yet Deadly Particles Of Plutonium It S Also A Book About The Destructive Power Of Secrets Both Family And Government Her Father S Hidden Liquor Bottles, The Strange Cancers In Children In The Neighborhood, The Truth About What Was Made At Rocky Flats Cleaning Supplies, Her Mother Guessed Best Not To Inquire Too Deeply Into Any Of It But As Iversen Grew Older, She Began To Ask Questions She Learned About The Infamous 1969 Mother S Day Fire, In Which A Few Scraps Of Plutonium Spontaneously Ignited And Despite The Desperate Efforts Of Firefighters Came Perilously Close To A Criticality, The Deadly Blue Flash That Signals A Nuclear Chain Reaction Intense Heat And Radiation Almost Melted The Roof, Which Nearly Resulted In An Explosion That Would Have Had Devastating Consequences For The Entire Denver Metro Area Yet The Only Mention Of The Fire Was On Page 28 Of The Rocky Mountain News, Underneath A Photo Of The Pet Of The Week In Her Early Thirties, Iversen Even Worked At Rocky Flats For A Time, Typing Up Memos In Which Accidents Were Always Called Incidents And As This Memoir Unfolds, It Reveals Itself As A Brilliant Work Of Investigative Journalism A Detailed And Shocking Account Of The Government S Sustained Attempt To Conceal The Effects Of The Toxic And Radioactive Waste Released By Rocky Flats, And Of Local Residents Vain Attempts To Seek Justice In Court Here, Too, Are Vivid Portraits Of Former Rocky Flats Workers From The Healthy, Who Regard Their Work At The Plant With Pride And Patriotism, To The Ill Or Dying, Who Battle For Compensation For Cancers They Got On The Job Based On Extensive Interviews, FBI And EPA Documents, And Class Action Testimony, This Taut, Beautifully Written Book Promises To Have A Very Long Half Life.

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Full Body Burden
  • Kristen Iversen
  • English
  • 17 December 2018
  • 030795563X

10 thoughts on “Full Body Burden

  1. Moira Russell says:

    Bought this after hearing about it, because I love the West and the nuclear power stories set in it think Desert Bloom , and especially after reading this NYTBR review I should have remembered Dwight Garner is FUCKING USELESS when it comes to actually recommending books Book bloggers all suck, right Well, Garner didn t mention the prose style of this book is painfully cliched from the start yes, of course it is written in the first person present tense, it s apparently illegal to publish a Bought this after hearing about it, because I love the West and the nuclear power stories set in it think Desert Bloom , and especially after reading this NYTBR review I should have remembered Dwight Garner is FUCKING USELESS when it comes to actually recommending books Book bloggers all suck, right Well, Garner didn t mention the prose style of this book is painfully cliched from the start yes, of course it is written in the first person present tense, it s apparently illegal to publish a memoir that isn t nowadays They need a roll up your sleeves, get down to business, high production bomb facto...

  2. Susan (aka Just My Op) says:

    Having lived forthan 40 years in Colorado, but thankfully, not in the shadows of Rocky Flats, I was both interested in and woefully uninformed about what went on at this facility for producing plutonium triggers Now that I ve read the book, I know that the woefully unaware part is not entirely my fault great effort was made to keep me and everyone else unaware and misinformed.Full Body Burden is both an expose of Rocky Flats and a memoir of someone growing up almost literally in its Having lived forthan 40 years in Colorado, but thankfully, not in the shadows of Rocky Flats, I was both interested in and woefully uninformed about what went on at this facility for producing plutonium triggers Now that I ve read the book, I know that the woefully unaware part is not entirely my fault great effort was made to keep me and everyone else unaware and misinformed.Full Body Burden is both an expose of Rocky Flats and a memo...

  3. Lindsey says:

    Hmmm, so all the other reviews are singing this book s praises, but I thought it was lacking The book features two inter connecting stories a rather typical coming of age story and the terrible history of contamination by a facility making plutonium buttons for nuclear weapons The coming of age story is well written but something you ve read a hundred times before title character feels isolated, different her father is an alcoholic and her mother suffers from regret and depression The pie Hmmm, so all the other reviews are singing this book s praises, but I thought it was lacking The book features two inter c...

  4. Bonnie Brody says:

    Be prepared to be terrified, amazed and astounded as you read this book about the Nuclear horror of Rocky Flats near Denver, Colorado Like Los Alamos, it is a research facility, builder of plutonium triggers and this site was initiated to fight our part of the cold war Right in the back yard of this nuclear test site and plutonium harvester, were homes where children played in the smudge of plutonium, rode horses across contaminated land, and drank water from poisoned wells.Kristen Iversen int Be prepared to be terrified, amazed and astounded as you read this book about the Nuclear horror of Rocky Flats near Denver, Colorado Like Los Alamos, it is a research facility, builder of plutonium triggers and this site was initiated to fight our part of the cold war Right in the back yard of this nuclear test site and plutonium harvester, were homes where children played in the smudge of plutonium, rode horses across contaminated land, and drank water from poisoned wells.Kristen Iversen intersperses the history of Rocky Flats with the story of her Nordic Family a family that keeps secrets and does not speak out of turn and do they ever have a lot of secrets to keep Kristen s father is an attorney who is heading down the deep slope of alcoholism, her mother refuses to acknowledge what is happening at Rocky Flats She talks about cleaning agents being manufactured there.Despite the workers coming...

  5. John says:

    Excellent read, illustrates how self interest above average pay for the workers and production quota bonuses for the managing corporation , employee fear of being fired , management fear of being found out , led to the regional population surrounding this nuclear facility never asking hard questions even as the cancers in adults and children mounted to abnormal levels and as scientists who reported their findings of abnormally high plutonium readings were fired Anyone who spoke out again Excellent read, illustrates how self interest above average pay for the workers and production quota bonuses for the managing corporation , employee fear of being fired , management fear of being found out , led to the regional population surrounding this nuclear facility never asking hard questions even as the cancers in adults and children mounted...

  6. Lena says:

    By the time I first moved to Boulder in 1996, it was already known that Rocky Flats had contaminated a lot of the landscape nearby with nuclear waste while manufacturing plutonium bomb triggers forthan four decades I did not pay a great deal of attention to this, however, since the plant was in the process of being cleaned up and rather far away or so I thought.Since moving out Boulder, however, I can now see the north edge of it on my way to work So when I heard about Kristin Iversen By the time I first moved to Boulder in 1996, it was already known that Rocky Flats had contaminated a lot of the landscape nearby with nuclear waste while manufacturing plutonium bomb triggers forthan four decades I did not pay a great deal of attention to this, however, since the plant was in the process of being cleaned up and rather far away or so I thought.Since moving out Boulder, however, I can now see the north edge of it on my way to work So when I heard abou...

  7. Holly says:

    After a day of reflection I changed my 3 stars to 2 I had stopped listening to the book a few times, questioning whether I should continue I suppose I continued only out of inertia The entire time I listened I had been put off by Iversen s use of present tense she used present tense for her family memoir and also in her recounting of the history of Rocky Flats That and the repetitions gave the book a stilted, limited perspective and a monotony People Present tense isn t always appropri After a day of reflection I changed my 3 stars to 2 I had stopped listening to the book a few times, questioning whether I should continue I suppose I continued only out of inertia The entire time I listened I had been put off by Iversen s use of present tense she used present tense for her family memoir and also in her recounting of the history of Rocky Flats That and the repetitions gave the book a stilted, limited perspective and a monotony People Present tense isn t always appropriate Then,...

  8. Everyday eBook says:

    Kristen Iversen had what many would consider an idyllic childhood, in a suburban house with avocado appliances, a horse, and parents who liked each other Each afternoon after school, she would ride out to the edge of town There, at the barbed wire, kicking the metal No Trespassing signs with the toes of her cowboy boots, she would look to the west There where the chinook winds came racing, swirling dust, past the eerie lights of the plant that made something secret In Full Body Burden, Kristen Iversen had what many would consider an idyllic childhood, in a suburban house with avocado appliances, a horse, and parents who liked each other Each afternoon after school, she would ride out to the edge of town There, at the barbed wire, kicking the metal No Trespassing signs with the toes of her cowboy boots, she would look to the west There where the chinook winds came racing, swirling dust, past the eerie lights of the plant that made something secret In Full Body Burden, her gripping m...

  9. Becky Trombley says:

    God in heaven, what have we done was my response to the book Not for the feint of heart.The residents around Rocky Flats spend decades pretending that the plutonium processing plant in the vicinity really just makes cleaning solutions, scrubbing bubbles The truth is too terrifying Plus, the pay at the plant is good You can even earn fifteen extra cents an hour for working in the hot zone When Iverson visits a doctor as an adult and wonders if her health condition could be connected t God in heaven, what have we done was my response to the book Not for the feint of heart.The residents around Rocky Flats spend decades pretending that the plutonium processing plant in the vicinity really just makes cleaning solutions, scrubbing bubbles The truth is too terrifying Plus, the pay at the plant is good You can even earn fifteen extra cents an hour for working in the hot zone When Iverson visits a doctor as an adult and wonders if her health condition could be connected to the radiation exposure she experienced in her neighborhood growing up, the doctor tells her that you can t worry about that ...

  10. Cheryl says:

    After conducting meticulous and solid research, Kristen Iversen has compiled an outstanding, eloquent, haunting and shocking work that should be read by each and every one of us Iversen s powerful narrative interweaves the story of her family life with the story of the establishment and operation of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado Kristen s family home bordered the property on which the Rocky Flats facility was built She exposes the secret of her father s alcoholis After conducting meticulous and solid research, Kristen Iversen has compiled an outstanding, eloquent, haunting and shocking work that should be read by each and every one of us Iversen s powerful narrative interweaves the story of her family life with the story of the establishment and operation of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant near Denver, Colorado Kristen s family home bordered the property on which the Rocky Flats facility was built She exposes the secret of her father s alcoholism and its effect on her family, while also exposing the government s deliberate deception and betrayal of the general population regarding the processing of lethal material and the resulting catastro...

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