New #introduction in this new instance.
I am a historian of science & technology at Hiroshima Peace Institute & Grad School of Peace Studies. My book *Nuclear bodies: the global hibakusha* (Yale 2022) surveys harm from #nuclear production, weapon testing, & reactor accidents across the globe, & medical models that obscure harm from fallout particles.
Collecting oral histories in 20+ countries , I examine how communities, families and interior psychology suffer via exposures.
I also explore our relationship to our HL nuclear waste, asserting it is how our descendants will know us. Our choices now reveal our lack of consideration of the 1000s of generations of living beings for whom this waste is already a part of their world.
Previous life: l was a chef & worked in the #organic food business
@EnPrimeurLefty You can check out my personal and book websites (in my bio) to see some videos on this stuff I made, and some lectures.
BTW, the presence of fallout radionuclides is used to detect forgeries in wines, new wines in old bottles!
@bojacobs Hi there. I wonder if you have looked into Maralinga in South Australia? It's a horrific story of UK colonial nuclear bomb testing that affected the indigenous population who weren't even properly warned, & some were left at the bomb site.
@katzpodargus yes, it is a primary site of inquiry for my work. The history is brutal, and the legacies largely ignored. There has also been a lot of brave resilience in the communities.
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