20 Apr '11, 11am

Radiation: A Literary Analysis: An English professor has written a book with a new take on how and why Nevada wa...

Radiation: A Literary Analysis: An English professor has written a book with a new take on how and why Nevada wa...

As fallout from atmospheric detonations at the Nevada Test Site was killing sheep and cattle of the area’s ranchers, and quite possibly people as well, popular culture embraced the bomb, connecting it with two staples of popular culture, sex and alcohol. Bartenders served an “atomic cocktail,” in a martini glass, of equal parts Champagne, vodka and brandy, with a splash of sherry. In 1955, the Atomic Energy Commission was trying to detonate a nuclear weapon in a test code-named “Operation Cue,” but high winds forced many postponements, so, according to contemporary accounts, military personnel took to calling it “Miscue.” Some of those personnel crowned a showgirl from the Sands Hotel as “Miss-Cue, ” with a tiara topped with a mushroom cloud.

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The basis of the project is that there are still many areas where information about radiation levels is not being collecte...