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6:39 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Downwinder Book From Seattle Author Tackles Western Nuclear Contamination

Hear a reading by author Sarah Alisabeth Fox at 7 p.m. Nov. 7, at Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue in Seattle.
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You might have heard of “Hanford Downwinders.”

Now, a new book penned by a Northwest author tackles the stories of nuclear “downwinders” in the broader West. It hits the market in November. 

Sarah Aliabeth Fox found that radioactive contamination came from unexpected places. It would get onto workers’ clothes, it got in the air and it settled on crops hundreds of miles away. Crops that were served up on America’s dinner tables.

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