Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution

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Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution

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At the time when Robinson wrote this book, the largest known source of radioactive contamination of the world's environment was a government-owned nuclear plant called Sellafield, not far from Wordsworth's cottage in the Lakes District; one child in sixty was dying from leukemia in the village closest to the plant. The central question of this eloquently impassioned book is: How can a country that we persist in calling a welfare state consciously risk the lives of its people for profit?

Publication Date

1989

Publisher

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2016 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing

Mother Country: Britain, the Welfare State, and Nuclear Pollution

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