Schonbeck, Niels


Title
Schonbeck, Niels
Creator:
Schonbeck, Niels, interviewee; Del Tredici, Robert, interviewer; Moore, LeRoy, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
1997
Date digitized:
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Description:

Biochemist Niels Schonbeck discusses the work of Edward Martell, who first studied radiation in tobacco/cigarettes and then alerted the public to environmental radiation that came from activities and accidents at Rocky Flats. Martell took soil-sample measurements after the 1969 fire and demonstrated that plutonium, present in alarming amounts, was emitted from the plant. In this interview Schonbeck explains correlations between radiation and cancer and aging, and also talks about the causal relationship between oxygen and aging, which has been a focus of his own study and writing.
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Subject:
Martell, Ed
Schonbeck, Niels.
Nuclear weapons plants Environmental aspects Colorado Rocky Flats.
Nuclear weapons plants Health aspects Colorado Rocky Flats.
Radiation Health aspects.
Radioactive decontamination Colorado Rocky Flats.
Boulder (Colo.) History.
Language:
eng
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Notes:
Local call number:
OH1511
Copyright:
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