Audio / Video

Cleaning up Teller's Mess

  • 01:09:45

Description

In the 1940s and 1950s, the United States performed 67 nuclear weapon tests in the Marshall Islands, including the detonation of the largest US thermonuclear weapon (15 megatons), named Castle Bravo. Seventy years later, the impact of these tests on the Marshallese people is still apparent. The more recent challenge of rising sea levels, coupled with the remaining nuclear waste represents a particularly chilling problem. In this talk, we will discuss our recent work on this topic, as well as future plans.

Details

Title

Cleaning up Teller's Mess

Creator

University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Physics

Published

Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, October 2, 2017

Full Collection Name

Physics Colloquia

Type

Video

Format

Lecture.

Extent

1 streaming video file

Other Physical Details

digital, sd., col.

Archive

Physics Library

Note

Recorded at a colloquium held on October 2, 2017, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

originally produced as an .mts file in 2017

Speakers: Emlyn Willard Hughes.

Collection

Physics Colloquia

Tracks

colloquia/10-2-17Hughes.mp4 01:09:45

Linked Resources

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