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The World's Most Dangerous Element

Friday, May 25, 2007

Former New Yorker staff writer Jeremy Bernstein examines the development of plutonium, and explains how the search for a new element resulted in a nuclear arms race, and the bombing of Nagasaki.

Plutonium is available for purchase at amazon.com

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Jeremy Bernstein
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