Kristen Iversen (2013 event)

Kristen Iversen (2013 event)

Riveting and horrifying in equal measure, Kristen Iversen’s memoir of growing up next to the Rocky Flats nuclear facility near Denver, Colorado describes the secrecy surrounding a plant which made plutonium warhead triggers for the US nuclear arsenal. Full Body Burden is a fascinating story of successive radiation leaks and cover-ups set against a coming-of-age memoir and in this event, recorded live at the 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Iversen tells her story to Stuart Kelly.

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