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National Congress of American Indians records, 1933-1990 (bulk 1944-1989)

Creator:
National Congress of American Indians
Subject:
Bronson, Ruth Muskrat
Curry, James E. 1907-1972
Deloria, Vine
Harjo, Suzan Shown
McNickle, D'Arcy 1904-1977
Peterson, Helen L
Snake, Reuben 1937-1993
Tonasket, Mel
Trimble, Charles E
Arrow, Inc
National Congress of American Indians
National Tribal Chairmen's Association
United Effort Trust
United States American Indian Policy Review Commission
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
United States Indian Claims Commission
Physical description:
251 linear feet
Type:
Administrative records
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Videotapes
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
1933-1990
bulk 1944-1989
20th century
1934-
Topic:
Alaska Natives--Land tenure
Indians of North America--Civil rights
Indians of North America--Economic conditions
Indians of North America--Government relations
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America--Politics and government
Indians of North America--Social conditions
Indian termination policy
Radioactive wastes--Management
Trail of Broken Treaties, 1972
Local number:
NMAI.AC.010
Notes:
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is a major American Indian advocacy organization, designed to serve as a link between tribal governments and the United States government. NCAI was founded in 1944, in Denver, CO, as a membership organization for "persons of Indian blood." In 1955, group membership was limited to recognized tribes, committees, or bands. The organization is overseen by an Executive Council, which selects a five-member Executive Committee and an Executive Director. The Executive Director is then responsible for managing the organization's staff and overseeing its initiatives and everyday operations. Since 1944, NCAI has held annual conventions in the fall to elect officers and pass resolutions, which become the basis for the organization's policy positions. Beginning in 1977, a mid-year conference in May or June was added to provide further opportunities for in-depth exploration of issues
Since its inauguration, NCAI has worked on a wide variety of issues facing Indians in the US. Some of those issues include voting rights, land claims, education, economic development, natural resource protection and management, nuclear waste, repatriation, and government-to-government relations with the federal government. In 1954, NCAI organized an emergency conference to protest the US government's newly-announced termination policy. NCAI has also frequently worked closely with other Indian organizations, such as the Native American Rights Fund and National Tribal Chairmen's Association, and with various government bodies, such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service
Summary:
The NCAI records document the organization's work, particularly that of its office in Washington, DC, and the wide variety of issues faced by American Indians in the twentieth century. The bulk of the material relates to legislation, lobbying, and NCAI's interactions with various governmental bodies. A large segment also concerns the annual conventions and executive council and executive committee meetings. Finally, the records also document the operations of the NCAI, including personnel, financial, and fundraising material. The collection also includes the records of two of NCAI's Executive Directors, Charles E. "Chuck" Trimble (1972-1977) and Suzan Shown Harjo (1984-1989). Included are correspondence, publications, reports, administrative records, photographs, and audio and video recordings
Cite as:
National Congress of American Indians Records, National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives
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Radioactive waste management and regulation / by Mason Willrich and Richard K. Lester, with Stephen C. Greenberg ... [et al.]

Author:
Willrich, Mason
Lester, Richard K (Richard Keith) 1954-
Physical description:
xi, 138 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Radioactive waste disposal
Notes:
Includes index
Data Source:
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The road to Yucca Mountain : the development of radioactive waste policy in the United States / J. Samuel Walker

Author:
Walker, J. Samuel
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Physical description:
xi, 228 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Nevada
Yucca Mountain
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Radioactive waste disposal--Government policy
Radioactive waste disposal in the ground
Notes:
Shipping list no.: 2009-0442-P
"Published in association with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission"--T.p. verso
Contents:
A solvable problem -- A "huge and ever-increasing problem" -- An "atomic garbage dump for Kansas" -- New directions in radioactive waste management -- Progressing toward stalemate -- Commercial low-level waste: a "once low priority matter" -- The transportation of nuclear waste -- A legislative "solution."
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Closing the circle on the splitting of the atom : the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production in the United States and what the Department of Energy is doing about it

Author:
United States Department of Energy
United States Office of Environmental Management
Subject:
United States Department of Energy
Physical description:
ix, 106 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
1996]
Topic:
Nuclear weapons plants--Environmental aspects
Radioactive wastes--Management
Call number:
TD195.N85 C56 1996
Notes:
"DOE/EM-0266."
Contents:
Building nuclear warheads: the process -- Wastes and other byproducts of the cold war -- Contamination and cleanup -- An international perspective -- Transition to new missions -- Looking to the future
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Closing the circle : the Department of Energy and environmental management, 1942-1994 / F.G. Gosling and Terrence R. Fehner

Author:
Gosling, Francis G (Francis George) 1947-
Fehner, Terrence R
United States Department of Energy History Division
Subject:
United States Dept. of Energy Office of Environmental Management
United States Dept. of Energy History
Physical description:
v, 166 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
Topic:
Cleanup of radioactive waste sites
Hazardous waste site remediation
Radioactive waste disposal
Nuclear facilities--History
Call number:
HC79.E5 G67 1994
Notes:
Cover title
"Draft no. 3."
"March 1994."
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The ... baseline environmental management report

Author:
United States Dept. of Energy Office of Environmental Management Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis
Subject:
United States Dept. of Energy Buildings Periodicals
Physical description:
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
1996-
Topic:
Radioactive waste sites--Management--Periodicals
Cleanup of radioactive waste sites--Periodicals
Nuclear weapons plants--Management--Periodicals
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The ... baseline environmental management report. Executive summary

Author:
United States Dept. of Energy Office of Environmental Management
Subject:
United States Dept. of Energy Buildings Periodicals
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
1996-
Topic:
Radioactive waste sites--Management--Periodicals
Cleanup of radioactive waste sites--Periodicals
Nuclear weapons plants--Management--Periodicals
Call number:
TD898.118 .E883
Notes:
Title from cover
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Linking legacies : connecting the Cold War nuclear weapons production processes to their environmental consequences

Author:
United States Dept. of Energy Office of Environmental Management
Physical description:
vii, 230 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
Topic:
Nuclear weapons plants--Environmental aspects
Radioactive waste sites
Cleanup of radioactive waste sites
Call number:
TD195.N85 L56 1997
Notes:
"January 1997."
"DOE/EM-0319."
One folded poster enclosed
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Wetes pe m'e wes = I am of this land / [conceived and produced by Nez Perce Tribe, Environmental Restoration & Waste Management Department]

I am of this land
Author:
Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho Environmental Restoration & Waste Management Department
Physical description:
96 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (State)
Hanford Region
Hanford
Date:
1996
Topic:
Animals
Human ecology
Wildlife conservation--History
Radioactive waste sites--Environmental aspects
Notes:
Subtitle on cover: Wildlife of the Hanford Site
"A Nez Perce Tribe nature guide"--T.p. verso
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Innovation and environmental risk / edited by Lewis Roberts and Albert Weale

Author:
Roberts, L. E. J (Lewis Edward John) 1922-
Weale, Albert
Physical description:
xiii, 186 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Technology--Risk assessment
Health risk assessment
Contents:
The public acceptance of risk and innovation / Baroness Platt of Writtle -- Innovation and the public perception of risk / J.D. Rimington -- The role of the media / Geoffrey Lean -- Acceptance of innovation : an industry view of environmental aspects / J.C. Felton -- The regulation of pesticide use : an historical perspective / John Sheail -- Pesticide innovation and public acceptability : the role of regulation / Joyce Tait, Sylvia Brown and Susan Carr -- The release of genetically modified organisms / John E. Beringer -- Health risks from food / D.L. Georgala -- Public acceptance of innovation / Derek C. Burke -- Radiation protection standards : how are they set and are they adequate? / Roger H. Clarke -- Institutional innovation to generate the public acceptance of radioactive waste disposal / Ray Kemp -- Variation in information use in the evaluation of the social acceptability of nuclear waste management options / P.T. Allen
Innovation and the political context of technical advice / Roger Williams -- Entrepreneurship and innovation from an environmental risk perspective / Gerd Rainer Wagner -- Towards a vernacular science of environmental change / Timothy O'Riordan -- The public acceptance of innovation : final session - discussion panel
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Pollution, edited by Robert S. Leisner and Edward J. Kormondy

Author:
Leisner, Robert S. 1927-
Kormondy, Edward John 1926-
Physical description:
vii, 85 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Pollution
Contents:
The effects of pesticides, by W. A. Niering.--The sea-level Panama Canal: potential biological catastrophe, by J. C. Briggs.--Thermal addition: one step from thermal pollution, by S. Friedman.--DDT on trial in Wisconsin, by B. Ingersoll.--Who needs DDT? By T. H. Jukes.--DDT on trial in Wisconsin, part II, by B. Ingersoll.--DDT roundup.--DDT goes to trial in Wisconsin, by C. F. Wurster.--Radioactivity and fallout: the model pollution, by G. M. Woodwell.--Pollution, is there a solution? By J. G. New and J. G. Holway.--Monitoring pesticide pollution, by P. A. Butler.--Interactions, by M. R. Zavon.--Some effects of air pollution on our environment, by V. J. Schaefer.--Technology assessment, by A. C. Barker and J. A. Fowler.--Water pollution, by R. D. Hennigan.--Population pollution, by F. S. L. Williamson.--Research and development for better solid waste management, by A. W. Breidenbach and R. W. Eldredge
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Plutopia : nuclear families, atomic cities, and the great Soviet and American plutonium disasters / Kate Brown

Author:
Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.)
Physical description:
x, 406 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Case studies
Place:
Russia (Federation)
Ozërsk (Cheliabinskaia oblastʹ)
Washington (State)
Richland
Soviet Union
United States
Ozërsk (Cheliabinskaia oblastʹ, Russia)
Richland (Wash.)
Date:
2013
20th century
Topic:
Plutonium industry--Social aspects--History
Working class families--History
Plutonium industry--Accidents--History
Industrial safety--Government policy
History
Contents:
Part One. Incarcerated space and Western nuclear frontiers -- Mr. Matthias goes to Washington -- Labor on the lam -- "Labor shortage" -- Defending the nation -- The city plutonium built -- Work and the women left holding plutonium -- Hazards -- The food chain -- Of flies, mice and men -- Part Two. The Soviet working class atom and the American response -- The arrest of a journal -- The Gulag and the bomb -- The Bronze Age atom -- Keeping secrets -- Beria's visit -- Reporting for duty -- Empire of calamity -- "A few good men" in pursuit of America's permanent war economy -- Stalin's rocket engine : rewarding the plutonium people -- Big Brother in the American heartland -- Neighbors -- The vodka society -- Part Three. The plutonium disasters -- Managing a risk society -- The walking wounded -- Two autopsies -- Wahluke Slope : into harm's way -- Quiet flows the Techa -- Resettlement -- The zone of immunity -- The socialist consumers' republic -- The uses of an open society -- The Kyshtym belch, 1957 -- Karabolka, beyond the zone -- Private parts -- "From crabs to caviar, we had everything" -- Part Four. Dismantling the plutonium curtain -- Plutonium into portfolio shares -- Chernobyl redux -- 1984 -- The forsaken -- Sick people -- Cassandra in coveralls -- Nuclear glasnost -- All the kings' men -- Futures
Summary:
In Plutopia, Brown draws on official records and dozens of interviews to tell the stories of Richland, Washington and Ozersk, Russia-the first two cities in the world to produce plutonium. To contain secrets, American and Soviet leaders created plutopias--communities of nuclear families living in highly-subsidized, limited-access atomic cities. Brown shows that the plants' segregation of permanent and temporary workers and of nuclear and non-nuclear zones created a bubble of immunity, where dumps and accidents were glossed over and plant managers freely embezzled and polluted. In four decades, the Hanford plant near Richland and the Maiak plant near Ozersk each issued at least 200 million curies of radioactive isotopes into the surrounding environment--equaling four Chernobyls--laying waste to hundreds of square miles and contaminating rivers, fields, forests, and food supplies. Because of the decades of secrecy, downwind and downriver neighbors of the plutonium plants had difficulty proving what they suspected, that the rash of illnesses, cancers, and birth defects in their communities were caused by the plants' radioactive emissions. Plutopia was successful because in its zoned-off isolation it appeared to deliver the promises of the American dream and Soviet communism; in reality, it concealed disasters that remain highly unstable and threatening today. --from publisher description
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