Brown, Janet


Title
Brown, Janet
Creator:
Brown, Janet, 1957-, interviewee; Moore, LeRoy, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
1998
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Description:

Janet Brown was a metallurgical technician at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and then a machinist at Rocky Flats, beginning in 1982. She became disabled with epileptic seizures and subsequently helped form the organization Rocky Flats Retired and Disabled Workers. In this interview, Janet talks about struggles to keep and negotiate benefits packages – health and pension – that were promised to Flats employees. She describes her own neurological problems, surgical attempts at controlling seizures, and her belief that radiation exposure caused the disorder. Janet also gives details about her work at INL and in production processing at Rocky Flats.
This interview is part of a series of interviews about the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.
Listen to CD; view transcript and supplementary material at Carnegie Branch Library.

Subject:
Brown, Janet, 1957-.
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Cold War Moral and ethical aspects.
Nuclear weapons industry Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Environmental aspects Colorado Rocky Flats
Nuclear weapons plants Health aspects Colorado Rocky Flats
Nuclear weapons Moral and ethical aspects.
Plutonium Colorado Rocky Flats.
Radiation Health aspects.
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1499
Copyright:
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