Fallout: Hedley Marston and the British Bomb Tests in Australia

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Wakefield Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
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'Fallout' is the strange but true story of a celebrated Australian scientist's involvement in the 1956 British atomic bomb tests. Hedley Marston, an idol with his own feet of clay, was determined not only to reveal official lies and chicanery, but to expose as charlatans the Australian scientists who were appointed to protect the nation from any possible harm. Contrary to official pronouncements, radioactive fallout was blowing across the country and contaminating many towns and communities, including Marston's beloved Adelaide. The dispute that ensued was perhaps the most acrimonious in the history of Australian science. 'Fallout' tells us much about the nature of science and our society. It is about science in service of the bomb, and in service of self. Roger Cross tells a story that must make us ask the alarming question: could we be fooled again?
 

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Acouple of monthe ago Roger Cross was on ABC radio, 'Overnights with Trevor Chapel'.
As i listened to the conversation, callers rang in explaining their experiences of the time either of military or
public background.
I was shocked, but not surprized the British military with its puppet Australian government let of huge nuclear explosions saturating nuclear fallout through out populated Australian areas!
Hahaha thats the thanks we got for winning the war for the bastards !
 

Contents

A Man Not To Be Trifled With
9
The Die Is Cast
21
Monte Bello
29
Serious Business
51
Rising Anger
67
Rancour_
88
Marstons Report
99
A War Of Words
151
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